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.
To be eligible for services, the total gross income cannot exceed 185% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL).
Centre County Food Pantries Income Guidelines
Total Household Income Based on 185% of Federal Poverty Rates 2023-2024
Each Person Over 8
Emergency food assistance is available if food pantries are closed. 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.
For those who are not income eligible, but are still in need please call Adult Services at 814-355-6768
For information regarding the SNAP (food stamp) program, please contact our local County Assistance Office at (814) 863-6571.