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 over 1.2 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

In Pennsylvania, over 1.2 million people, over 325,000 of whom are children, 
experience food insecurity every year.
The average cost of a meal in Pennsylvania is $3.65.


Our Members

Our member food banks span across all 67 counties and serve over 1.2 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, Mercer County Food Bank
Allison Czapp
- Board Member
Associate Executive Director, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania
Loree D. Jones
- Board Member
Executive Director, Philabundance
Jennifer Warabak
- Board Member
Chief Executive Officer, Commission on Economic Opportunity

Our Team

Julie Bancroft
Chief Executive Officer
Shea S. Saman
Chief Financial Officer
Ryan Prater
Director of Public Policy
Megan Greevy
Director of Nutrition Education
Tom Mainzer
Director of Agricultural Partnerships
Claudia Sauers 
Data Systems Project Manager
Erin Haafke
Community Relations Manager
Christine Hartman
Accounting Manager
Jami Willard
Agricultural Program Coordinator
Beth Hamilton
Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative
John Sciortino
Director of Operations, Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative
Nicole Calle
Operations Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative
Lucy Heurich
Member Services Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative
Deb Fife
Operations Associate, Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative
Michael Romano
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.

Quarterly Updates

We need your help in advocating for robust nutrition and agricultural programs. The Farm Bill, the largest and most important piece of federal legislation for food and farming, impacts access to nutritious food for the millions of people experiencing food insecurity in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. Work with Feeding Pennsylvania and Feeding America to urge legislators to pass a bipartisan Farm Bill that supports food banks and the people they serve. To learn more about the farm bill and what you can do to advocate, go to feedingamerica.org/take-action/advocate/farm-bill.