Did you know... that 70% of our food comes from local donations?
We are fortunate to have wonderful local contributors to the State College Area Food Bank, including
Feeding America programs channel overstocked or package-damaged products to organizations like our Food Bank. Our Feeding America program, administered through the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg, provides our Food Bank with key items like cereal at a very low cost. The local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants donate soup, seafood and other items in a frozen form that we distribute to our clients. Many are extremely pleased to have a treat like coconut shrimp or crab legs for their household.Our local Target and Walmart stores also donates items to the Food Bank. Products like toilet tissue or an eight pack of soup that have damaged packaging are saved for the Food Bank. Sam's Club provides meat, deli and bakery items that are near their sell-by date. We pick up donations once a month and distribute them to our clients.