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, come to our distribution center at 254 West Princess Street to wait in line to receive food. A volunteers will distribute numbers to those waiting in line on a first-come, first serve basis.
If you are joining the program for the first time, you will also be asked to complete paperwork about your basic demographic and household. The line forms on the west side of the building on Newberry Street along the warehouse. Doors open at 12:30 pm, and food is distributed until 2:00 pm. There is ample parking in the upper parking lot closest to the Codorus Creek. Food For Families participants ARE NOT permitted to park in the main parking lot directly in front of the building. Those spots are reserved for shoppers and member agencies.
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.