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 150% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL).
Centre County Food Pantries Income Guidelines
Total Household Income Based on 150% of Federal Poverty Rates 2021-2022
Emergency food assistance is available if food pantries are close. 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.
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:
More to come!
For more information, the PA Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Assistance website can help with what steps to take for those with need for food assistance in PA, including county lists of food banks.