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, an Operations Manager, Operations Assistant, and more than 115 volunteers.

Board of Directors

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


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, Operations Assistant