The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank receives millions of pounds of fresh produce and dairy products from local and national donors. Since these products have a short shelf life, the Food Bank takes the perishable products directly to those who can use them. The food is dropped off at both our Chambersburg and Waynesboro offices and distributed directly to our residents and participants. Depending on the harvest season, the Food Bank distributes a variety of items such as potatoes, onions, lettuce, apples, strawberries, and yogurt. They also distribute a variety of staple items such as milk, cheese, eggs, noodles and more!
Fresh Express is held the last Tuesday of every month. Changes have been made to both distribution sites due to COVID 19 restrictions. In Chambersburg, the distribution begins at 9 AM and residents are allotted a time block through 11 AM beside FCHA's Main Office. In Waynesboro, the distribution begins at 10:30 AM until 12 PM at FCHA's Waynesboro Office. Click here for our COVID 19 guidelines >>>
Any individual or family can sign up for the Fresh Express program. Registration forms can be picked up at the Chambersburg or Waynesboro main offices. Residents and participants are encouraged to bring your own bags, containers or carts in order to collect the food being distributed. For more information on the Fresh Express program, please contact Amanda at 717-263-4200 ext. 106.
Senior Food Boxes
The CSFP and ElderShare program is specifically designated for FCHA's senior residents and participants 60 years of age or older. A box is pre-prepared for distribution and the boxes are dropped off the same day that Fresh Express occurs. If you are interested in this program, registration forms can be picked up at the Chambersburg or Waynesboro main offices or call Amanda at 717-263-4200 ext. 106 for more info.
Gleaning Project Produce & USDA Food Boxes
FCHA partners with SCCAP's Gleaning Project throughout the year. Fresh produce is available the 1st through the 5th of the month from July to November. Gleaning Project produce is also available at different times of the month throughout the year and will be out front of FCHA's main office in Chambersburg. For more information or availability, please contact Amanda 717 263 4200 ext. 106.
Summer Lunches for Children
FCHA partners with BOPIC, Chambersburg Area School District and Waynesboro Area School District to bring summer lunches to our children in our developments. The summer lunches are distributed outside of FCHA main office in Chambersburg. The lunches are distributed on Hawbaker Avenue in Waynesboro at the community center. The lunches are available during the months of June and July, Monday through Thursday beginning at 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. For more information or availability, please contact Amanda at 717 263 4200 ext. 106.
School Supplies & Book Bags
FCHA distributes school supplies and book bags in August at the annual National Night Out event. Supplies and book bags are on a first come, first served basis and no registration is required. Information on how to obtain them will be available at the booth set up with the supplies/book bags. Keep checking our News & Events webpage for more information. If you are in need of school supplies or book bags or would like to make a donation, please contact Amanda at 717 263 4200 ext. 106.
211 Information & Referral Resources
211's Franklin County Human Services Information and Referral (I&R) is available to anyone seeking information regarding the available human services in Franklin County. I&R is a resource intended for public use. Individuals who are uncertain of how to access the information or services that they desire are encouraged to contact 211. Simply dial 2-1- 1 or call (717) 261-2561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.