Our Work

Feeding Pennsylvania is the statewide association of nine Feeding America affiliated food banks. The mission of Feeding Pennsylvania is to promote and aid our member food banks in securing food and other resources to reduce hunger and food insecurity across the state and to provide a shared voice on the issues of hunger and food access within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Distributing Food Throughout Pennsylvania

Our member food banks span across all 67 counties and serve nearly 2 million people annually by distributing more than 164 million pounds of food throughout Pennsylvania to more than 2,700 agencies and feeding programs. In 2018, our collective workforce included over 400 employees, who hosted more than 43,000 volunteers and facilitated more than 423,000 volunteer hours. Through volunteer efforts and strong community relationships, we spread awareness of food insecurity and hunger in our state.

Bridging the Gap

Feeding Pennsylvania can bridge the gap from local efforts to statewide assistance. We have the logistical and infrastructural capacity to handle the challenges of hunger relief in Pennsylvania. Our combined facility size of more than 410,000 square feet and fleet of more than 70 trucks allows us to respond efficiently, in a collective capacity that exceeds that of individual agencies.

A Voice for Hunger Relief

Feeding Pennsylvania is a strong voice for hunger relief across the state. We advocate for federal and state policies, programs, and initiatives to strengthen food access and hunger relief programs both in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

Hunger Relief Experience and Knowledge

Our members offer a wealth of experience in and knowledge about hunger relief. Feeding Pennsylvania fosters the exchange of ideas and information among these members to create innovative strategies and best practice guidelines for solving the problem of hunger in Pennsylvania.

Hunger In Pennsylvania

Though many of us may not realize the grave disparities that exist in our own communities, people struggle with hunger in every county and congressional district in Pennsylvania. They could be our neighbors, kids in our children’s classes – the possibilities go on.

What Hunger Looks Like in Pennsylvania

* Data from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap 2020 study. Learn More >

In Pennsylvania, 1,401,920 people are struggling with hunger - and of them 399,270 are children.
The average cost of a meal in Pennsylvania is $3.11.

The charitable food network has seen an unprecedented rise in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturn. Learn more about COVID-19 and the impact it’s had on the charitable food network.

Our Members

Our member food banks span across all 67 counties and serve nearly 2 million people annually by distributing more than 164 million pounds of food throughout Pennsylvania to more than 2,700 agencies and feeding programs. To locate a food bank and to see which counties each food bank serves, please see below:

Board of Directors

Lisa Scales
- Board Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Jay Worrall
- Board Vice Chair
President, Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank
Karen Seggi
- Board Treasurer
Executive Director, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania
Jennifer Miller
- Board Secretary
Chief Executive Officer, Westmoreland Food Bank
Joseph Arthur
- Board Member
Executive Director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Rebecca Page
- Board Member
Executive Director, Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County
Katarah Jordan
- Board Member
Director, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania
Gene Brady
- Board Member
Executive Director, H & J Weinberg Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Food Bank
Loree D. Jones
- Board Member
Executive Director, Philabundance

Our Team

Jane Clements
Chief Executive Officer
Corinne Foster
Community Manager
Megan Greevy
Healthy Pantry Initiative Project Manager
Tom Mainzer
Director of Agricultural Partnerships
Shea S. Saman
Chief Financial Officer
James DeMarsh
Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative
Belinda Chan
Accounting Manager
Nick Breslin
Operations Manager, Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative
Denise Sheehan
Member Services Manager, Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative
John Sciortino
Operations Associate, Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative

Financial Information

Feeding Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization recognized by the State of Pennsylvania and the Internal Revenue Service.

We receive support from respected, national anti-hunger organizations including Feeding America, the State of Pennsylvania, and donations from both individuals and corporate partners.

As a statewide association of food banks, most of our annual budget is distributed directly to regional food banks to assist them in providing food and services in their community.

We are proud to be rated an “85” by Charity Navigator and a “Bronze Seal of Transparency” organization by Guide Star.

Read more about our financial stewardship in the reports and documents below.

COVID-19 Updates

The charitable food network has seen an unprecedented rise in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturn. With millions of Pennsylvanians unemployed, the demand for food assistance continues to remain high and food banks are pressed to meet the need in their communities.

In fact, A survey of Feeding America member food banks in Pennsylvania revealed that they are seeing an average increase in demand of more than 50 percent since the pandemic began. In a state that normally serves approximately two million people annually through our emergency food response in all 67 counties, data collected since the end of March shows that Pennsylvania’s charitable food system has served more than 5.5 million people in just three months. As a direct result of COVID-19, Feeding America estimates the number of Pennsylvanians facing food insecurity will grow to 15.4 percent in 2020 – an increase of 45.2 percent in just two years.

Right now, and throughout the pandemic, Feeding Pennsylvania food banks are doing everything they can to meet the increasing need, but the crisis response has resulted in a significant financial burden. In turn, our food banks have been relying on the generosity of donors to support these costs. Feeding Pennsylvania food banks will continue to fight hunger on the front lines work toward ensuring that every family in Pennsylvania has access to nutritious food.

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