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Food Donations
Food donations are vital to the food bank. Donations of a variety of food items and other necessities are always welcome. More
Volunteers are essential to our success and play an important role in everything we do! There are many ways in which individuals as well as groups can touch the lives of our community through volunteering at the York County Food Bank. More
Host A Food Drive
Hosting a food drive is a great opportunity for you or your organization to help those in need in our community. We can help you promote your drive and arrange to pick-up the donations for you if necessary. More

Food Donations

Donations of non-perishable food items are always welcome. Below is a listing of our food item needs:

  • Canned vegetables & fruits
  • Canned and boxed meals (i.e. soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper)
  • Canned or dried beans, and peas (i.e. black, pinto, lentils)
  • Pasta, rice, low sugar cereals
  • Peanut butter
  • Holiday foods during the holiday season (cranberry sauce, dry stuffing mix, cake mixes, frosting, etc.)
  • Instant mixes like potatoes, gravies, and sauces that add a little something special to a holiday meal
  • Canned meats (i.e. tuna, chicken, salmon) that do not require refrigeration before opening
  • 100% fruit juice (canned, plastic, or boxed)
  • Baby formula & Baby foods (check expiration date)

To ensure food safety, we cannot accept:


  • Open or used items
  • Homemade items
  • Items with no labels
  • Expired items
  • Rusty cans
  • Noncommercial canned or packaged items (packaged in something other than its original container)
  • Alcoholic beverages

Food donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 8AM to 3 PM at:

254 West Princess Street
York, PA 17401

Please note: No appointment is required to donate items to the food bank, we will accept your non perishable food items anytime during regular business hours

Notice to Commercial Carriers:

We have 2 docks which can handle commercial vehicles up to 53 foot trailers

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