AAA Central Penn has been coordinating group volunteer opportunities since 2001 and has volunteered over 1,400 hours since 2019! Special thanks to our staff and AAA Members for their continued support and showing that AAA Cares!
This is a difficult and challenging time, both around the globe and right here in central Pennsylvania. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present our community with unforeseeable challenges - thousands in our area have been severely impacted by missed work, increased childcare expenses, uncovered medical bills, and other financial pitfalls.
To save your seat at one of these volunteer events, and to get your free AAA Cares t-shirt, email AAACares@aaacp.com.
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Harrisburg
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank typically serves 135,000 families across the central PA region, and now that number is up to almost 200,000 families! Join AAA Cares to sort donated food supplies that will be transported throughout the entire central PA region. Please sign up to join us as we help those in need:
- Thursday, January 19, 2023 1:00 - 4:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
- Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
With safe and efficient protocols, the Central PA Food Bank continues to increase their distribution of food to everyone who needs it. Learn more about new COVID-19 Volunteer Safety protocols at Central PA Food Bank.
The Water Street Mission, Lancaster
The Water Street Mission is more than a food bank. They provide emergency shelter, residential programs, a community clinic, early childhood educations, teen mentoring and MORE! Join AAA Cares to tackle cleaning projects across the Teen Haven Campus. Please sign up to join us as we help those in need:
- Friday, March 31, 2023, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
- Thursday, September 21, 2023, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Find out more about how the Water Street Mission helps to restore lives in Lancaster!
Make The Greatest Impact
1 in 10 of our neighbors in central Pennsylvania struggle to put food on their tables. The pandemic has made hunger even worse. Together we can do something about it. AAA Cares launched a Virtual Food Drive to support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and their mission of fighting hunger, improving lives and strengthening communities. 100% of your donation will go to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
More than ever, donations are vital to ensure that as more people need food assistance during this crisis, the charitable food system will be able to rise to the need. As of now, it is estimated the Food Bank’s COVID-19 effort will cost at least $100,000 per week to maintain and more than $1 million until the economic impact is over due to increased costs with crisis response food and packing supplies, trucking and other crisis operational costs.
Where to Go for Help: Individuals in need of help are encouraged to call 211 (or send a text including your zip code). 211 is a non-emergency line that connects individuals directly to programs and services based on areas of need. Individuals can also access 211 online at https://www.pa211.org/.