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.

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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 local Boy Scouts we received almost 19,000 pounds of food in 2015! 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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  • State College magazine
    Thanks to State College magazine, the Chefs, the sponsors and guests and wonderful planning committee, we raised a record more than $70,000 for the State College Food Bank in 2015.

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  • Stamp Out Hunger
    Thank you to our local Letter Carriers!
    We received more than 8 tons of food!

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  • Centre Gives  

    Centre Gives

     THANK YOU TO ALL THAT DONATED TO THE STATE COLLEGE FOOD BANK VIA CENTRE GIVES! We will post the results from this event as soon as we receive our final report from the Centre Foundation.
    For more information or to donate, click here

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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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