York County Food Bank – York PA

Ending Hunger In York County

About York County Food Bank

The York County Food Bank has been serving York County since 1982. Our central function is collecting food and household necessities, then distributing them to our 125 plus partner agencies. Then, partner agencies distribute these items directly to clients in need. These agencies include other 501 C-3 non-profit groups, shelters, churches, senior centers, schools and various community centers.

See a list of our partner agencies

Thanks to the generosity of corporate, organization, individual donors, and government programs, we distribute over 2 million pounds of food and household items annually. We receive food donations from a variety of sources. A large portion of the food we receive is brought in from food drives or fundraisers conducted by individuals, organizations and corporations. We also receive donations from various food manufacturers, retails, wholesales and distributors through our Food Industry Partner Program. Often, we get donations from them due to surpluses in production, discontinuation, imperfect or underweight packing, quality control, and approaching expiration dates. We also contract with York County to receive federal food or funds to purchase food that is not often donated.

The York County Food Bank and our partner agencies rely heavily on monetary and food donations. Our distribution partners are requiring more support than ever from us due to the current economic conditions facing York County. At the same time donations are significantly down. Your community needs your assistance and support to survive these challenging times. Please take a moment to review the "Donations" section of our site.

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