Centre County Food Pantries
Centre County Government’s Office of Adult Services coordinates the funding available through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for supplemental food assistance. The State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) and the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) are funding sources available for our local, in-network pantries to purchase food and distribute it to eligible individuals and families. Central PA Community Action is Centre County’s Local Lead Agency for these programs and provides food delivery and purchasing coordination, as well as support to the in-network pantries. Centre County residents who are in need of food should touch base with their local pantry (see links for locations and maps below) or contact the Office of Adult Services for additional assistance at (814) 355-6768 ext. 2.
Please also visit Centre County Food for more information about our food pantries and food assistance programs in Centre County.
To be eligible for services, the total gross income cannot exceed 150% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL).
Centre County Food Pantries Income Guidelines
Total Household Income Based on 150% of Federal Poverty Rates 2019-2020
For those who are not income eligible, but are still in need, emergency food assistance is available. A bag of groceries is available at Centre Helps, 410 South Fraser Street, State College, PA 16801, by walk-in or by appointment (814) 237-5855.
Food assistance is also available through local churches, which include Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church, the Milesburg Presbyterian Church, and the Fillmore United Methodist Church.
For information regarding the SNAP (food stamp) program, please contact our local County Assistance Office at (814) 863-6571.
Food Pantry Newsletter
For more information about Centre County’s food pantries, or for helpful services, feel free to explore our most recent food pantry newsletters:
- Winter 2020 (PDF)
- Fall 2019 (PDF)
- Summer 2019 (PDF)
- Spring 2019 (PDF)
- Winter 2019 (PDF)
- Fall 2018 (PDF)
- Summer 2018 (PDF)
- Spring 2018 (PDF)
- Winter 2018 (PDF)
- Fall 2017 (PDF)
- Summer 2017 (PDF)
- Spring 2017 (PDF)
- Winter 2017 (PDF)
- Fall 2016 (PDF)
- Summer 2016 (PDF)
- Spring 2016 (PDF)
- Winter 2016 (PDF)
The link below will give you more information posted by the PA Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Assistance. This helps address what steps to take for those with need for food assistance in PA, including county lists of food banks.