Free Shelves - Closed until further notice due to current health concerns
On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, free food items are put out on shelves in the Food Bank's front lobby area. Items may include:
- past-date bread and bakery items
- past-date canned goods or other food product (within one year of expiration)
- other grocery items
You are welcome to stop in and "shop" from these shelves to help supplement you regular groceries. Please take only what your household will consume, and bring your own bags. The Food Bank will not provide bags. All free product is "take at your own risk."
Kid Bag Program
The State College Food Bank provides an extra bag of food for each school-aged child in the summer months of June through August and in December (while supplies last). The bags include items such as: peanut butter, jelly, soup, canned fruit, pasta, cereal, fresh carrots, and milk. Items included in Kid Bags may vary. This program is made possible by the support of the State College Downtown Rotary and the Central PA Food Bank.
Toys for Tots
State College Food Bank clients are eligible to receive toys from Toys for Tots. Clients will receive information when getting their regular food distribution, if you have not, please stop at the Food Bank Monday/Wednesday/Friday during regular distribution hours and request an information packet/registration form.
Toys for Tots will be distributing on the following dates at Hills Plaza (between Giant Foods and Firestone), 2137 & 2139 South Atherton Street, State College, PA :
Thursday, December 19, 1:00 - 6:00 PM;
Friday, December 20, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM,
Saturday, December 21, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
**This site is ONLY for residents who have not already received toys from their local food pantry this holiday season and clients of the State College Food Bank. State College Food Bank clients WILL NOT receive food at this site. **
The Food Bank provides two holiday distributions in addition to the regular monthly food distributions in November and December. Special holiday distributions are given to clients during regular grocery distribution hours. Items include in holiday distributions may vary.
October 21 – November 20, 2019*
November 22 – December 23, 2019*
*Dates and food may be subject to change