Frequently Asked Questions
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How do individuals and families receive food from the York County Food Bank?
Food is distributed to individuals and families directly from the York County Food Bank through Distribution Partners located throughout York County. Please use our website search to locate a Distribution Partner close to your residence. Click Here to search
Who funds the York County Food Bank?
York County Food Bank receives some funds from state government but the majority of our funding comes from the generosity of business and individuals in York County. Distribution Partners also participate in a shared maintenance program to help with operating expenses.
Can a larger food bank distribute food for less cost per pound?
Most food banks are governed by the national network known as Feeding America. Feeding America caps the cost per pound a food bank can charge for donated food as a shared maintenance fee, which, as of 2011 are capped at $0.19 per pound. York County Food Banks shared maintenance fees are $0.19 per pound as considered acceptable by Feeding America.
What is the difference between the York County Food Bank and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank?
The York County Food Bank services only York County, making sure that all donations are used to benefit those in need within our county, while stimulating our local community by using York County vendors and resident staff members to achieve our mission. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank works with 27 different counties across Pennsylvania, with donations being distributed through out their entire network.
How can I help the York County Food Bank?
You can help your community “Stick it to Hunger” by volunteering your time to help us with the disbursement of food goods, coordinate a food drive or by making a monetary donation.
When is the York County Food Bank open?
The York County Food bank is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM. We also offer Saturday hours once a month from 8 AM to 12 PM. For more information about Saturday hours and when they occur please check our online calendar of events.
Is the York County Food Bank open in inclement weather?
The York County Food Bank does not wish to endanger anyone by having them drive in inclement weather. For that reason we follow the precedent set by the York City School District. If they have a delay or close due to the weather, then the York County Food Bank is also on a delay or closed to volunteers and distribution agencies accordingly. If you are unsure if the York County Food Bank is on a modified schedule, please check the home page or call 717-846-6435.