Central PA Food Bank Receives State Grant to Fund Mobile Food Pantries in 23rd District

HARRISBURG – The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, which serves Bradford and Lycoming counties, has received $1,226,743 in tax credits through the state’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).

NAP encourages private sector investment in public projects that will help improve distressed communities by providing tax credits to businesses that donate capital to support projects that address neighborhood and community problems.

Yaw said the Central PA Food Bank combats food insecurity by using mobile food pantries throughout central Pennsylvania to serve families, children, seniors and veterans in need.  

“This organization provides food and other nutrition-related supplies to many people living in my district who are facing financial hardship,” Yaw said.  “I’m pleased they will be able to continue that important mission and reach even more people in need, improving the quality of life for many in the region.”

The food bank expects to serve 130 sites, distribute 8.6 million pounds of nutritious food, provide 3.7 million pounds of fresh produce and reach nearly 35,000 people.

NAP can be used for projects in categories including affordable housing, community services, crime prevention, education, job training, charitable food, blight, special population issues, veteran’s initiatives, and long-term community revitalization.

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