Food bank’s mission relies on partners

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abc27 is teaming up with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to collect non-perishable foods to feed the hungry and support other organizations who step up to help the hungry, like Project Share in Carlisle.

Project Share serves over 900 families a month.

“Our vision at Project Share is nourishing our community and awakening hope, and this relationship with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a key component of bringing that vision to life,” CEO Bob Weed said.

“At the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, we work with over 1,000 partners in 27 counties, so a lot of people don’t realize how large we are and what service territory we operate in,” said Eric Orndorff, the food bank’s director of agency and program services.

Up to 17 food bank trucks deliver to senior centers, church food pantries, and school backpack programs. The goal is to get healthy foods into low-income homes.

Through partnerships, fresh fruits, veggies, and dairy fill the warehouse.

“Our partner network is extremely important to us,” Orndorff said. “They couldn’t do the work and be as impactful in the communities without us and likewise, this food would just sit in the warehouse without the network. The network is very extremely powerful to this mission.”

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