January 18 ? February 8
Make a monetary donation to support local food pantries and help feed families in Franklin and Fulton counties.
By donating funds to the Winter Food Drive, you are helping food pantries:
1. Buy food in bulk quantities at less-than-wholesale prices. In other words, your dollar goes WAY further to provide MORE food for families. The $1 you spend on one can of green beans can provide up to six full meals through a monetary food drive.
2. Fill the gaps on their shelves with essentials to provide more nutritious options. One pantry may have 50 bags of rice, and another may have only five. The virtual food drive allows each pantry to purchase food they need to offer variety for the families they serve.
3. Purchase perishables that can't be donated in traditional food drives such as bread, milk, eggs, and meats. Everyone donates a box of mac-and-cheese for food drives, but what about the milk and butter that are needed to make the meal? These essential perishables help families complete any and every meal.
COVID-19 Safety: In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it is unsafe and inefficient to accept food donations. Therefore, the Winter Food Drive will collect only monetary donations. You can donate online or by mailing a check to United Way of Franklin County, 182 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Thanks for understanding.