April 24, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This workshop is live online via Zoom. A recording will also be available to registrants to view at their convenience.
Food Banks are the backbone of hunger relief efforts. They work behind the scenes to collect donated and bulk-purchased food and distribute it to other food pantries and food programs. Food banks are the storage and distribution depots that provide food to the smaller agencies who hand out food directly to the public. Although many food banks also run small food pantries or other food programs that reach out directly to those who are food insecure, the bulk of their energy and resources are put towards helping other programs succeed. Food pantries, community meals, and many other food programs in our community rely on Central PA Food Bank, York County Food Bank, and CAP for access to donated food.
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization working to fight food insecurity across central Pennsylvania. Working across 27 counties with local food banks, pantries and programs, CPFB is the largest food bank in Pennsylvania. Food is sourced from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and growers, and is then distributed locally to fight food insecurity. Tara Davis works as the Director of Agency Services and Outreach.
The Community Action Partnership is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization. CAP takes a multifaceted approach to interrupt inter-generational poverty with programs focused in education, household stability, safety and empowerment, as well as health and nutrition. Cap’s Food Distribution Center acquires and distributes food and fresh produce to local food pantries and feeding programs that serve people struggling with hunger. David Devries works as the Food Distribution Manager.
The York County Food Bank works to fight food insecurity in York County by collecting food from a variety of sources and equitably redistributing this food to partner agencies. These partner agencies include other non-profits, shelters, churches, senior centers, schools, and community centers. YCFB also provides food through various programs including drive-thru distributions, mobile food pantry, food distribution for seniors, among others. Jennifer Brillhart works as the CEO of the York County Food Bank.
Venue: Virtual Meeting Space