Resources

Access & Nutrition

The following resources are available in Cumberland County and the surrounding area related to food access and nutrition. Below is a selection of information from local organizations to the national scale.

Find Food

Central Pennsylvania Food BankSNAP assistance, Youth programs, MilitaryShare, ElderShare, food assistance.

Nutrition Information

Penn State Cooperative Extension– Workshops, conferences, and news.

Tapestry of Health WIC Program– Free nutrition information, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, health screenings, and referrals.

State Resources

Coronavirus Resources– Compiled by Senator Casey’s Office. Includes housing and food assistance, unemployment benefits and many other resources.

Ending Hunger in Pennsylvania,  Department of Human Services- Information on food programs, Blueprint to End Hunger, data, resources, and more.

CCFSA Documents

In 2020, the CCFSA Leadership Council used the alliance goals and objectives to develop a Strategic Vision and 2021-2022 Work Plan. Supporting the work of Partner Organizations, work groups are under development to address Policy, Data and Assessment, and Improving the Food System. Learn more using the tabs below. 

Coming Soon- Meeting in October 2021 to discuss data needs and work group logistics.

The identified need for this work group is to provide research and data to increase understanding of the local food system.

Coming Soon!

The identified need for this work group is to create broader understanding in the community and among policymakers of both favorable policies and those that disadvantage members of the local food system.

Coming Soon!

The identified need for this work group is to identify and foster targeted initiatives to address gaps, weaknesses or redundancies in the local food system.

Newsletter Archive

Local Organizations

Many local organizations continue to provide services and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic to support our community.

Research

Food Access and Poverty Story Map

Dickinson College students in Dr. Heather Bedi’s Environmental Studies and Food Studies course researched and wrote the Food Access and Poverty in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania story map in 2018. It aims to inform and enhance community food planning in the county.

Partner Organizations

Partner Story Map

The CCFSA embraces the collective impact model, encouraging our region to build a common agenda of developing a sustainable local food system. Learn more about the important work of our partner organizations within the community.