The Food Bank of the State College Area, Inc.

One day, no one will go hungry in Centre County.

Support the Food Bank


  • Current Needs List 


    CLICK HERE for the most current list of items and keep those donations coming!!

    CLICK HERE for our Thanksgiving/Holiday needs list.

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    CLICK HERE for details on the newest food item recalls

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  • Thanks to everyone's generous support, both financially and with food items, we are meeting the increased demands coming from the current economic conditions. On behalf of our clients, we cannot thank you enough!!!  Your ongoing support and donations are the mainstay of our program. Thank you! 

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    The Food Bank will be closed May 27, 2019 

     Client Distribution Hours 

       Monday          1:00 - 4:30 pm
       Wednesday    1:00 - 3:30 pm
       Friday             1:00 - 3:30 pm

       New clients are received between 2:00-3:00 pm on days listed above

    Donation Drop-off Hours
       Monday          9:00 am - 12:30 pm
       Wednesday    9:00 am - 12:30 pm
       Friday             9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
       - Other times by appointment (donations only) 

Did You Know...

  •  2018 By the Numbers 

    • Volunteers contributed over 12,850 hours
    • 713 unique households received over 3,702 distributions
    • 1,712 unique individuals are included in those households
      • 30% are children 
      • 22% are 60 years or older
      • 48% are adults
    • 14,000 pounds of food was distributed through our Kid's Bag Program
      • Over 950 children benefitted from this program
      • 1,253 bags were distributed
      • Bags consisted of 9+ pounds of healthier food 
    • Over 474,756 pounds of food was distributed to our clients -- the equivalent of 395,630 meals.
    • 73,434 pounds of food was shared with other Centre County food pantries and social service agencies 
    • Over 499,344 pounds of food was donated to the Food Bank -- the equivalent of 416,120 meals. 
    • Substantial food donations were received from various community drives such as the Letter Carrier's "Stamp Out Hunger", the Boy Scout's "Scouting for Food", Canstruction 2018 in addition to individual donations. We are grateful for all of the many ways Penn State students and other local groups contribute to our Food Bank.


Events and Food Drives

  • Stamp Out Hunger
    Save The Date 
    May 11, 2019
    CLICK HERE to see our current needs.  

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  • centregives

    May 7 & 8

    Thanks to generous donors like you, we raised $43,418 in 2019! 


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