The Food Bank of the State College Area, Inc.

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

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Welcome to the State College Food Bank website.
** Distribution Hours **
Monday 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Clients must check-in no later than
15 minutes prior to closing
(30 minutes for first time clients).
** Donation 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) 
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Did You Know...

  • Volunteers logged over 9,400 hours in 2014!!!
  • In 2014, we helped 784 unique households received 3,820 distributions.
  • Approximately 34% of those who receive food from the Food Bank are children and 11% are seniors (60+).
  • Thanks to Schoolwires, we distributed 96 backpacks with school supplies to children in K-12.
  • Thanks to a grant from Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and a gift from Soroptimist International of Centre County, 275 children benefited from our 2014 Summer Kids Bag Program.
    • Bags included: chicken noodle soup, canned pasta, peanut butter, grape jelly, mac n' cheese, applesauce or fruit cups, fresh carrots, milk and granola/snack bars.
  • We receive substantial food donations from various community drives such as the Letter Carrier's "Stamp Out Hunger", and Boy Scout's "Scouting for Food", 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.

FB News

  • Centre Gives  

    Centre Gives
    36 hour fundraising event:
    May 5 (6:00 am) through May 6 (6:00 pm)

     This is a unique online giving event hosted by the Centre Foundation.  Your gift will be matched in part by the Centre Foundation.  Last year we raised over $22,000 from Centre Gives!  Can we increase this amount?
    For more information or to donate, click here

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  • Stamp Out Hunger
    Mark your calendar
    Saturday, May 9
    Check out our current needs list!

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  • State College magazine
    Monday, October 5, 2015
    Details coming soon!
    Thanks to State College magazine, 23 Chefs, the sponsors and guests and wonderful planning committee, we raised a record $69,005 for the State College Food Bank. To see a full listing of chefs and sponsors, click here.

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  • Thanks to local Boy Scouts we received more than 20,000 pounds of food! If the Boy Scouts missed your street during their pick ups, feel free to drop off at our new location (1321 South Atherton Street) Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (or by appointment) in our side entrance (look for the "DONATIONS" sign).


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  • Please check our Needs List for the most current list of items and keep those donations coming!!

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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!! Our thanks to everyone for your support. Your ongoing support and donations are the mainstay of our program.

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  • We'd love to hear your suggestions for food drives and donation events. In addition, we are available to come speak at your place of business or organization to provide additional information to the community about our services and operations. Please call Carol Pioli at 814-234-2310.

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