ABOUT

ECUMENICAL
FOOD
PANTRY
FACTS

 

  • The Pantry will provide a 3-day supply of food to any person with a voucher from one of 50 cooperating agencies and churches that verify family size and need.
  • Clients can return again after 30 days with another voucher.
  • The Pantry is operated and staffed solely by volunteers now numbering over 200.
  • Non-perishable items are pre-packed based on family size to keep waiting time for clients to a minimum.
  • Frozen and refrigerated items are added to the orders when they are picked up.
  • The Food Pantry is supported by:
    • Food and financial donations from local churches, organizations and individuals.
    • A State grant and USDA foods.
  • During the last fiscal year (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013), the Pantry served an average of 763 families per month (up 1.7% from the previous year), or an average of 2,735 people per month (up 4.1% from the previous year).
  • The Ecumenical Food Pantry and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are different entities but are often confused with each other,
    • The Pantry provides direct service to individuals and families in the Greater Harrisburg area.
    • The Bank is like a wholesaler to hunger relief programs in 27 counties.
    • The Ecumenical Food Pantry is the largest pantry serviced by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.