Programs

BackPack Program

These programs provide kid-friendly, single-serve meals and snacks to meet children’s needs over weekends and school breaks. Food is typically packed into bags then discreetly placed into children’s backpacks.

On-Site Meals

We partner with daycares, afterschool and summer programs, among others, that serve meals or snacks to children during their programming. Partners can access our inventory for use in preparing meals.

School Pantries

Schools and community organizations host pantries for children and their families to access food resources at a convenient location. This program brings a whole-family approach to reducing food insecurity.

Interested in partnering with us?

Partnership with the Food Bank includes many benefits for your program of choice, including access to our inventory of no-cost donated items, fresh produce and low-cost wholesale items. Small grants are available for food purchases and equipment needs. Being part of our network offers the opportunity to share information and resources.

If you are interested in a Child Nutrition partnership, please apply below and we will be in touch about requirements of the programs.

APPLY FOR PARTNERSHIP

NOTE: We onboard new programs in the fall (August – October) or the winter (January – February).

School Meals

Schools work to ensure that kids have enough to eat so that they can focus on learning and growing with their friends. Research shows that starting the school day by eating breakfast can lead to higher test scores, calmer classrooms, fewer trips to the nurse, and better attendance. In Pennsylvania, breakfast is free for all students and over 96,000 students per day across our service area ate free breakfast at their schools for the 2023-24 school year.  

Our Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinators offer many different types of support to schools throughout our service area. Support includes Impact Grants, technical assistance for all child nutrition programs and help transitioning to the Community Eligibility Provision or to alternative breakfast models that make breakfast more accessible for students.

For more information, contact [email protected].