York County Food Bank's Mission
The York County Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in York County by working with partner agencies to increase the quantity of—and dignified access to—high quality, nutritious food for everyone who needs it.
In order to eliminate hunger in York County....
We want to improve the quality of our client's nutritional choices
We want to provide our clients with quantity and availability of nutritional choices
We want to educate those who are uninformed of nutritional options
We want to partner with other food source programs that align with our mission statement
We want to tell our story to invite others to join us in the effort
Act with integrity and treat others with respect.
Serve our member agencies, so they can serve people in need.
Encourage others to partner with us by donating and volunteering.
Utilize local resources and leverage our investments locally to contribute to the York County Economy. We will work to secure food and donations from local sources and invest our financials locally to aid York County businesses and create employment.
Raise awareness, education and the ability of York County Residents to engage in healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.
Be model citizens in York County and participate as community leaders.
Maintain sustainable business practices and be great stewards of our environment.
Here To Help
Poverty is increasing and food insecurity is spreading throughout York County.
According to a recent York Daily Record article entitled “Poverty is spreading
across York County,” more and more children rely on
free meals at school. Every district except Southern York County has had a
double-digit increase in its percentage of families who qualify for free meals at
school—a direct indicator of the poverty rate. According to
the U.S. Census, 51% of children 18 years of age and younger in the York City
School District lived below the poverty level in 2014, and 100% of students in that
district now receive free school meals. The problem
of not having a sufficient food supply at home will not go away on its own;
therefore, the York County Food Bank is here to help!