There are currently:
22,000 food insecure people in Centre County
20.5% families are below the poverty level
6.1% of households are on SNAP benefits
Each year we hold a Thanksgiving Basket Drive, where we collect baskets of Thanksgiving food to donate to families in need. Each basket contains enough food to feed a family of 4-6 people. The baskets have a $20 gift card to a local grocery store for the purchase of a turkey as well as other canned goods like yams, corn, and applesauce. We usually donate baskets to some families of the State College Area School District, and fortunately were able to donate a basket again this year just in time for Thanksgiving!
Thank you for your donations :)
If you would like to help provide food for Centre County families in need, stay tuned for updates on when we will be volunteering on the Food Bank Farm again this spring!
About the Author
My name is Alana Mazzei and I'm the Webmaster for the Campus Council Eboard! I am assisted by Joseph Clark who also is the Social/PR chairperson of Medical/Dental, and the GB photographer, Harvey Li. We would love to hear about your experiences with Global Brigades at Penn State!