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.
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.
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.
- Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA (Updated July 2016).
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.
- Strategic Vision & 2021-2022 Work Plan
- Work Group: Data and Assessment
- Work Group: Policy
- Work Group: Improving the Food System
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).
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.
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.
Many local organizations continue to provide services and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic to support our community.
- Central PA Food Bank (Harrisburg)
- Farmers on the Square (Carlisle)
- Feeding Pennsylvania / Feeding America (Harrisburg)
- Project SHARE– Central PA (Carlisle)
- Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition (Shippensburg)
- Shippensburg Produce and Outreach (Shippensburg)
- South Central Community Action Programs (Chambersburg and Gettysburg)
- United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County (Carlisle)- COVID-19 Community Needs Portal