York County Food Bank’s (YCFB) core service, known as the Food Security Network, involves the solicitation, procurement, and distribution of food. In 2018, YCFB distributed more than 1.5 million pounds of food. This is the equivalent of more than 1.2 million meals with a wholesale value of more than $2.6 million and represents a 3% increase over the previous year. This food was distributed via our 125 distribution partners (e.g., emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, low-income child and senior centers), reaching approximately 6,000 people who experience food insecurity or hunger each week.
The Food Bank is a distribution center that provides an efficient operation to collect, sort, and distribute food. We secure food donations from corporate food donors, state and federal food assistance programs, and other Food Banks. Food is also obtained through a purchase program where large quantities of food are purchased at reduced price to offer to its network of hunger-relief programs.
Much of the donated and purchased food is transported to the warehouse and out to our member partners across York County by the Food Bank’s fleet of trucks.
The Distribution Center is also where donated food is inspected, sorted, and repackaged in preparation for distribution. Volunteers provide thousands of hours of support every year, helping to prepare this food for those in need.
Every day, our hunger-relief partners place food orders, receive deliveries from us, or pick up orders at our headquarters. Our partners then provide this food through their food pantries, hot meal sites, or shelters to the neighbors in need.
Together, we feed more than 182,000 people every year.