Vision and Mission Statement

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

Our Mission - To provide food security, directly or indirectly, to people in Centre County. 


The State College Food Bank consists of a volunteer Board of Directors, an Executive Director, a Business Manager, a Volunteer Coordinator, a part-time Administrative Specialist and Operations Assistant, and more than 120 regular volunteers.

Board of Directors

  • Rich Barrickman, President
  • Adam Fleming, Vice President 
  • Joan Dashner, Recording Secretary
  • Bill Martin, Treasurer
  • Tara Duff
  • Thomas Eakin
  • Kelly Ernico
  • Gail Hurley
  • Tom King
  • Stan Latta
  • John Lhota
  • Chris Shinham 


The Food Bank utilizes staff to work with clients, monitor grocery distributions for consistency, maintain food inventories, coordinate food drives, manage 100+ active volunteers, as well as engage in grant writing, speaking engagements, and community relations.
Allayn Beck, Executive Director
Virginia Meadows, Operations Manager 
Heather Lee, Business Manager 
Bill Torretti, Part-Time Operations Assistant