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York County Food Bank – York PA


Organize Your Food Drive

As the holidays approach, the need to feed our hungry neighbors is greater than ever.  Below is a list of the items most needed this time of year to assure that no one goes to bed hungry.  Every item donated brings us closer to eliminating hunger in our community!  Please consider donating today!

Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham, Salmon     

Canned Fruit, Fruit Cups

Bottled Juices

Canned Pumpkin, Canned Cranberry Sauce

Flavored Rice, Pasta Sides

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Stuffing Mix

Canned Gravy

Candied Yams

Canned Corn, Green Beans

Mixed Nuts

Bread mixes, Boxed Cereals

Cookie Packs

Brownie & Cake Mixes, Instant Jello & Pudding

Non Refrigerated desserts

Food drives are a meaningful way to give back to the community, as they help keep the warehouse stocked full of food. Please read the food drive manual below to learn more and get started.

pdf   Download food drive manual here

 Promotional Tools

 Posters and fliers are great ways to advertise your food drive. Below are posters and fliers you may print to help showcase your food drive.

Download all basic fliers below

pdf  Basic Holiday 8 1/2" x 11"

pdf  Basic Holiday Flier 8 1/2" x 14"

 pdf Basic Holiday Flier 11" x 17"

Most Needed Items

Donations of non-perishable food items are always welcome. Below is a list of our most-needed food items:

pdf   Download full shopping list here

To ensure food safety, we cannot accept:

  • Open or used items
  • Homemade items
  • Items with no labels
  • Expired items
  • Rusty cans
  • Noncommercial canned or packaged items (packaged in something other than its original container)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fresh seafood


Drop-Off Location

Please drop off food collected from food drives at our 254 West Princess St warehouse facility in York, PA anytime Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 3:00pm. If you need assistance in transporting the food or need us to pick up the food, give us a call. We are more than happy to help!

Collection containers are available for use during food drives.  We offer three sizes but they are available in limited quantities.  Be sure to let us know if you need containers and what size best meets your needs.

Collection tote (large capacity, wheels and attached lid)
collection bins (plastic, smaller size has locking lid)

Food Drive FAQs

We provide online templates for flyers and posters but we cannot print them out in mass quantities for you.
Yes! We would love to speak at your food drive to help promote the Food Bank and ending hunger in York County. Please mention this request on the food drive registration form.
You bet! We’d be more than happy to pick up the food for you if you are unable to drop it off. Please mention this request on the food drive registration form. If needed, give us a call at (717) 846-6435 to schedule a pick-up.


Registering your food drive is important so we know to expect an influx of food donations during a specific time.

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