Food Pantry Calendar

The following resource calendar highlights the availability of food distribution services across Cumberland County. Click on events to learn more information about sites and their services.

Visit the Find Food page to learn more.

Last updated 4/11/2024

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.

USDA Digital Nutrition Resources for Kids-A fun website with readings, songs, videos, activities, and an online portal aimed at educating children.

Eating Healthy on a Budget-Tips and resources for eating healthy on a budget.

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. 

The Data and Assessment work group was formed in October 2021, with the goal to provide research and data to increase understanding of the local food system. Please contact co-chairs Heather Bedi ([email protected]) and Zach Zook ([email protected]) if you are interested in supporting this work group.

Resources for current work group members can be accessed on the Data and Assessment page (note: this is password protected).

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

11/21/2022 – Fall 2022 Newsletter

04/28/2022 – Spring 2022 Newsletter

09/01/2021 – Fall 2021 Newsletter

06/25/2021 – Summer 2021 Newsletter


Local Organizations

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


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. The assessment was updated in 2022.

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.