MARC Member Spotlight – Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s that community and group efforts can come a long way. Food banks across the country have had to adapt to the “new normal” and quickly change their distribution models to serve the unprecedented rise in demand. Among the many food banks adapting to the new…

MARC Member Spotlight – City Harvest

When Feeding Pennsylvania began the development phase of creating the MARC in June of 2016, City Harvest was one of many food banks who saw the value of a regional produce cooperative in the northeast region. From concept to fruition, City Harvest has been an integral part of making the MARC the success that it…

MARC Member Spotlight – Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County

Located in the rich agricultural landscape of Northwest Pennsylvania, The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County is known to rely on local donations from farmers during growing season to provide to their network of agencies. But outside of peak harvest time, the food bank is limited to what is available. To fill this gap in…

Increase PASS & SFPP!

Tell State Lawmakers to #SupportPaFoodBanks Pennsylvania food banks work on the frontlines every day to serve our communities – but the charitable food network cannot end hunger alone.  Two critical anti-hunger programs, The State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) and Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS), have helped ensure Pennsylvanians facing hunger have enough to eat —…

Glen Willow Orchards

The Chester County Food Bank is focused on increasing the distribution of fresh produce and PASS funding helps them to enhance their commitment to supporting local growers. They prioritize partnerships with Chester County growers, such as Glen Willow Orchards. Glen Willow Orchards owner, Steve Rosazza, has partnered with the Chester County Food Bank since 2014….

HPI Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteering comes in all kinds of flavors! Test out your food photography skills by taking photos for our website and social media posts. This is an easy, flexible, (and delicious!) way to volunteer your time. Our goal is to get new photos for all HPI recipes on feedingpa.org/hpi. How To Help: If you are interested…

Pocono Mountain Dairies

Pocono Mountain Dairies has worked with our PASS Partners with the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and NEPA to provide fluid milk for the communities they serve. Tom Callahan of Pocono Mountain Dairies shares, “When milk is purchased through our organization, those…

John Schultz & Sons

During the past few months, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest PA has been utilizing their PASS funding to partner with John Schultz & Sons to procure Pennsylvania apples. The two organizations have a long relationship, but they have worked more closely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Roger Schultz stated, “We have been able to supply a…

Lucas Farms

The Harry & Jeannette Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank works with their PASS funds to support vendors in their community. Weinberg has regularly utilized PASS with Lucas Farms to support local produce growers and provide fresh, nutritious products to the clients in their region. Jon Lucas of Lucas Farms stated, “We enjoy working with Weinberg…

Emerald Valley Artisans Cheese

The Greater Washington County Food Bank partnered with Emerald Valley Artisans Cheese to purchase locally-sourced Mixed Dairy Boxes utilizing Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS) funds. These boxes help the Food Bank achieve their goal of working with Washington County producers to help their neighbors in need. Alisa Fasnacht of Emerald Valley Artisans shared, “I’m a farmer and I want…