Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Virtual Food Drive
AAA Central Penn has been coordinating a volunteer opportunities each month. 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! AAA employees have volunteered a total of 150 hours to support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank since August.
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.
Join AAA Cares to sort donated food supplies in Harrisburg, servicing the entire central PA region.
- Friday, December 18, 2020: 1:00 – 3:00PM
- Friday, January 15, 2021: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
- Friday, February 19, 2021: 1:00 – 3:00PM
- Friday, March 19, 2021: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
- Friday, April 16, 2021: 1:00 – 3:00PM
To save your seat at one of these volunteer event, and to get your free AAA Cares t-shirt, email AAACares@aaacp.com.
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.
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/.