Supporting the Food Bank during the Holidays

Donations during the holiday                                                                                                                                                                      Donation Drop-off Hours

Mon 9:00 am - 4:30 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Other times by appointment (donations only)

*Please do not leave donations outside when the food bank is closed*

We don’t always need holiday food this time of year. Please check our CURRENT NEEDS List for the most up-to-date needs.

Turkey Donations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The State College Food Bank will accept donations of frozen and fresh turkeys that are not expired.

Turkey Vouches                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It's the time of year that you can start earning grocery store points for Free Turkeys!!  Please keep us in mind if you won't be using yours.  There are two ways for you to donate:

  1. Redeem your voucher for the turkey and drop if off at the food bank during our regular donation hours.
  2. Take your turkey voucher to the service desk and let them know you'd like to donate it to the State College Food Bank.

Unfortunately, we are unable to redeem the vouchers ourselves.  We are grateful to everyone that is able to donate.


Financial giving during the holiday

Financial gifts during the holiday are always greatly appreciated and helpful. During the holiday that State College Food Bank provides the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal to all of our clients, the other County Pantries for their clients, and hosts a drive-through distribution for anyone in the county, regardless of income. We also provide extra food during the month of December to help families during the holiday time. Financial gifts make all of this possible. You can give a tax deductible donation HERE or mail a check to 1321 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801.


Volunteering during the holidays

We do not have additional holiday specific volunteer needs. However anyone interested in volunteering may complete an application and email a copy to


Distributions                                                                                                                                                                                                            SCFB Thanksgiving and 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 included in holiday distributions may vary.

Thanksgiving Distributions

October 27 – November 22, 2021*

Holiday Distributions

November 24 – December 22, 2021*

*Dates and food may be subject to change

SCASD Drive Through Thanksgiving Event                                                                                                                                                                                        The State College Food Bank, the State College Area School District (SCASD), and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank want to ensure that Centre County families have the food that they need for a great Thanksgiving meal. We will be distributing turkeys and groceries for a Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday, November 16 between 4:30 and 6:00pm.

The Thanksgiving distribution that is being coordinated by SCASD is for individuals and families in Centre County who are not typically clients of the State College Food Bank but could use a little extra help this holiday.

If your family would like to take advantage of this program, please register to reserve your Thanksgiving supplies here: