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CommonFood was establised to resource under-served and under-employed elderly, single parent families, and low income families in western Centre County and neighboring areas with nutritious food and related services. The organization is run by volunteers. Food is distributed the 3rd Saturday of each month to those families that are pre-registered. You can contact CommonFood at 814-409-8584 or send an email to

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You can donate to CommonFood at https://www.commonfoodcentrecounty.com or by mailing a donation to 3086 Stonebridge Drive, State College, PA 16801

  

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Meals are provided weekly each Wednesday for all children under the age of 18 while schools are closed. Please click here for details. SCASD Covid-19 Emergency Meals for Children provides free meal kits for children each Wednesday at the High  School parking lot. Weekly meal kits will be available for any child age 18 and younger and will have enough food for breakfast and lunch for 5 days. Families are asked to place a weekly order by 8:00 a.m. each Monday by filling out an order form you will also be guaranteed the meals. Click here to fill out the form. A limited number of meals will be available for those who did not order ahead of time. However, these meals will be available on a first come, first served basis. Each lunch kit will include five entrees along with portions of vegetables, fruits and milk. Breakfasts will also be provided in the form of five complete meals, one for each child in the household. Pickups will be on Wednesdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the State College Area High School parking lot. Upon arrival, families are asked to enter the parking lot via Plaza Drive. Food service staff will then guide you through the process. If you have questions, please contact Megan Schaper, Food Service Director, State College Area School District at 814-231-5093 or . You can also find more information at www.scasd.org/schoolmeals.

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The School District is looking for volunteers to help pick up meals for families who are unable to get to the site to pick up for themselves. If that is something your group can help with, Student Services is organizing that effort. You can reach them by completing the survey found on this web page - https://www.scasd.org/Page/37977.  Also, the SCASD community foundation is accepting monetary donations that are used through the Student Services Dept. to provide gift cards for gas and food and other resources for families. Their website is www.scasdfoundation.org.

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Distribution hours:
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm;
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm;
Friday  1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you or someone you know needs help with food, please have them call the Food Bank at (814) 234-2310 so we can determine the best way to assist them. The Food Bank assists not only those who meet specific financial qualifications but also those who may exceed these qualifications and are still facing financial difficulty. Financial donations to the Food Bank give our staff the flexibility to purchase in-demand items in bulk and serve as many individuals and families as possible, regardless of income. You can find out more information at https://scfoodbank.org/clients/distribution or email 

 If you would like to help...

If you or someone you know needs help with food, please have them call the Food Bank at (814) 234-2310 so we can determine the best way to assist them.  Financial donations to the Food Bank give their staff the flexibility to purchase in-demand items in bulk and serve as many individuals and families as possible, regardless of income. The items purchased with private funds can also be shared with other food pantries and social service agencies in outlying areas if and when they need extra support. Financial gifts can be given online at scfoodbank.org.

Donations of food, paper goods, and toiletries are always appreciated. Please check our Current Needs list on our website (scfoodbank.org) so that you can make sure your contributions are having the biggest impact. Also, please refer to their website for the most current donation hours. If you wouFood Bank Volunteer, please contact he Volunteer Coordinator at  

If you would like additional resources, including a list of food pantries across the county with their addresses and pick up information, please contact Ann Johnstonbaugh at .