Live Here. Give Here
Short video produced by YRK Creative in support of our recent Hunger Free Mondays event
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
This video talks about the unexpected places that hunger resides throughout York County, PA. In many cases hunger exists right under our noses and we don't even realize it. In this video folks are encouraged to participate with the York County Food Bank to fight hunger, wherever it lives in our communities.
Poverty is increasing and food insecurity is spreading throughout York County. According to a recent York Daily Record article entitled “Poverty is spreading across York County,” more and more children rely on free meals at school. Every district except Southern York County has had a double-digit increase in its percentage of families who qualify for free meals at school—a direct indicator of the poverty rate. According to the U.S. Census, 51% of children 18 years of age and younger in the York City School District lived below the poverty level in 2014, and 100% of students in that district now receive free school meals. The problem of not having a sufficient food supply at home will not go away on its own; therefore, the York County Food Bank is here to help!
The York County Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in York County by working with partner agencies to increase the quantity of—and dignified access to—high quality, nutritious food for everyone who needs it.
We encourage you to explore our website, donate money, volunteer, or just learn what the York County Food Bank does. Visit our social media pages and tell your friends about us. We rely on your support to maintain our programs—you truly can help change the hunger problem in York!