The Food Basket is a non-profit human service agency providing food on an emergency basis to those in need in Fulton County. We serve families and individuals referred by other human service agencies and local clergy. The Fulton County Food Basket is a county lead agency for USDA Commodities, State Food Purchase Program, CSFP, and the Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Program. The Food Basket requires funds and food from individuals, churches, businesses, and the government. Monetary donations as well as food are appreciated and well used!
Our Mission is to provide high quality and nutritious food to those who are in need, with a program that will not foster dependency.
The Fulton County Community Garden Program
Each spring the Fulton County Food Basket sponsors the Community Gardening Program; Providing garden plots, seeds, fertilizer, and plants to those who are interested in growing their own produce. Participants grow food for themselves and have been known to donate the excess back to the Food Basket. Contact Krista Gordon for details and to sign up!
"Grow Eat Move" (G.E.M.) Program
The Fulton County Food Basket has a partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to provide a Back Pack Program which is designed to meet the needs of school-age children when school resources, such as free and reduced breakfast and lunch, is not available. Through this program children receive a weekly backpack of non-perishable food, and participate in interactive nutrition lessons.
The Fulton County Food Basket is always accepting applications of those wishing to volunteer. Help can be used to prepare orders, pick up donated food, unload trucks, and assist clients.
For more Information on how you can help,
contact Susan Cubbage (717) 485-5688 email: email@example.com
Food and/or monetary donations can be brought directly to the Food Basket, or picked up by a Food Basket Manager. Monetary donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 512 McConnellsburg, PA 17233.
Drop off times are during business hours only. (Monday through Thursday 9:00AM to 3:00PM)
If making donations after hours, contact Susan Cubbage (717) 816-0380
Nutrition Awareness Classes
Dec. 10 - Hustontown Senior Center @ 10:30 am
Dec. 12 - Mt. View Senior Center @ 10:00 am
Dec. 17 - Warfordsburg Senior Center 10:30 am
Dec. 18 - McConnellsburg Senior Center @ 10:00 am
*(Tuesday AM Seniors Only)
Dec. 18 - Bedford Senior Center @ 10:30 am
Dec. 19 - Three Springs Senior Center @ 10:30 am
Dec. 20 - McConnellsburg Senior Center @ 1:00 pm
Dec. 27 - Everett Senior Center @ 10:30 am
Jan. 9 - Mt. View Senior Center @ 10:00 am
Jan. 14 - Hustontown Senior Center @ 10:30 am
Jan. 15 - *McConnellsburg Senior Center @ 10:00 am
*(Tuesday AM Seniors Only)
Jan. 16 - Three Springs Senior Center @ 10:30 am
Jan. 17 - McConnellsburg Senior Center @ 1:00 pm
Jan. 22 - Bedford Senior Center @ 10:30 am
Jan. 24 - Everett Senior Center @ 10:30 am
Jan. 28 - Warfordsburg Senior Center @ 10:30 am
Funded by the PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW) through the PA NUTRITION EDUCATION TRACKS, as part of USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To find out how SNAP can help you buy healthy foods, contact DPW's toll-free Helpline at 800-692-7462. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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Fulton County "GROW EAT MOVE" (G.E.M.) Program
Many kids rely on school resources such as free or reduced-priced school breakfast and lunch in Pennsylvania.
The "BackPack" Program is designed to meet the hunger needs of these children at times when school resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. Through this program, children can fill back packs with non-perishable and vitamin fortified foods to take home on weekends. Students will also particiapate in weekly interactive nutrition lessons in the club called "Grow Eat Move".
To find out how you can get your child involved with the Fulton County G.E.M. program,
Contact Ginger Metz (717) 485-5688 firstname.lastname@example.org