Other Services and Programs

Free Shelves

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:

  • produce
  • 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. More information is provided during the holiday season during client services.  Information for the 2019 holiday season will be available starting December 1st, 2019.  

Holiday Distributions 

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. 


Thanksgiving Distributions

October 21 – November 20, 2019*


Holiday Distributions

November 22 – December 23, 2019*


*Dates and food may be subject to change