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 50 pounds 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. If you are struggling to collect enough food to support yourself or your family each week, we highly encourage you to come out to Food for Families!
How to Collect Food
To collect food from Food for Families, go to the front desk of the Food Bank on Friday and ask the receptionist for a number to hold your place in line. You will also be asked to fill out and return a survey about your basic demographic information if you are a first-time participant. Line up on Newberry Street along the warehouse. Doors open at 12:30 pm, and food is distributed until 2:00 pm. Your number and ID must be presented upon entering the sorting room where you collect the food. Everyone is usually processed through in 1 hour, and there is plenty of food for everyone—roughly 50 pounds per individual or family.