Food for Families is a program that seeks to lower the food insecurity rate, especially for those with young children, and decrease the amount of food waste in York. It is a direct-client service at the York County Food Bank. Food for Families involves the distribution of food free-of-charge to both individuals and families who come to the Food Bank on Fridays from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. The type of food distributed given varies each week with items like rice, vegetables, baked goods, crackers, pizza and juices being some of the more regularly distributed items. If you are struggling to provide enough food to support yourself or your family each week, we highly encourage you to come out to Food for Families program!
How to Collect Food
If you are driving to our facility, please park in the upper parking lot closest to the Codorus Creek. To collect food from Food for Families, line up on Newberry Street along the west wall of the York County Food Bank's distribution center. Numbers will be distributed beginning at 12:00. You must be in line by 1:45 in order to receive a number. Unfortunately, we cannot serve anyone who has not received a number and anyone arriving after 1:45 will not be eligible to receive food. If you are a first time participant, you will also be asked to fill out and return a survey about your basic demographic information that will allow you to receive additional food from a federally subsidized program. Doors open at 12:30 pm when the food distribution begins with the doors closing at 2:00pm at the conclusion of the program. Your number and photo ID must be presented upon entering the sorting room of the building where you collect the food. Only one member per household is eligible to receive the donated food. Everyone is usually processed through the line in about 1 hour, and there is typically plenty of food for everyone—roughly 50 pounds per individual or family.