Look, Listen, Learn and Link Up with the Faith Centre Food Bank
If after hearing this week’s sermon you felt moved by God to learn more about the food needs in our community, we encourage you get to know the Faith Centre Food Bank a little better. Here are some additional details on who they serve and what you can do to help.
All of our clients make 150% or less of the poverty level. That means, for one person, an income of no more than $17,820 or, for a family of four, $36,450. (Lower income people also pay a disproportionate percentage of their income on food. On average, low income families spend 28% of their income on food. Middle class Americans spend about 16%, the wealthiest spend 6%.)
We are assigned a territory by the State which includes Bellefonte and some of the more rural surrounding communities.
How Many Served:
Last month, our food bank served 632 people, 149 were children, 144 were seniors.
What to Donate to the Food Bank…
Monetary donations help purchase things like turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets
- Protein is most helpful (e.g. canned tuna)
- Low sodium vegetables and canned fruit in juice (rather than syrup)
- Canned tomatoes and sauces
- Whole wheat pasta
- Peanut Butter
- Potatoes and Squash keep best
131 S. Allegheny Street, Bellefonte
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Wed & Fri 10am-4pm
Client Quote: “I just wanted to tell you what a great organization you have here. Every time I come to the Food Bank, everyone is sonice and doesn’t talk down to me or make me feel bad about being here. All the vegetables this year were wonderful!We blanched and froze what we didn’t eat at the time. We have just finished the last of the summer corn. We onlyget $1,100 a month combined from disability and $80 in food stamps. Without the Food Bank, we would starve!”