Located in columbia, pa

No One Should Know Hunger!

Providing nourishment for the bodies and spirits of thousands of people in Columbia, Mountville, West Hempfield Township and Manor Township each and every year for over 30 years!



Our Mission

The Columbia Food Bank promotes health, nutrition, human dignity, and potential.

Do all the good you can,
By all means you can,
In all ways you can,
In all places you can,
In all times you can,
To all people you can,
As long as you can!

                      John Wesley






Yep, you read that right. As of 8/31/2018, we have served 20,199 people since 1/01/2010.




Because we are a local organization, we have helped over 10,410 households in Columbia, Mountville, West Hempfield Township and Manor Township!




Because of the support of local donors, food donations, and the community, we  have provided enough groceries for over 433,605 meals since 2010.

Due to our physical constraints, our volunteers have to handle every pound of food 10 times, so, in effect, they have had to handle over 4,575,000 pounds of food to provide 429,303 meals to over 20,000 people in over 10,300 households.

30.0% of our Clients are 0 to 17 years of age
54% are 18 to 59 years of age
16% are 60 and older

Our goal is to provide healthy meal options with the food available in our inventory. The amount of food provided is enough for 24 to 25 meals per month for each eligible adult and child in a single household. An adult with three children would receive enough food for 96 to 100 meals each month.


Our Programs

There's a lot that goes into making groceries available to those in need in our community. We also provide hundreds of service hours and volunteer opportunities to those in the community as well. There's room for everyone here!


Food Distribution

When food is purchased or donated, it is carefully sorted, packed, and distributed to those in need. We prepare balanced meal packages based on the items available in our inventory.


What is a full stomach without a full heart? The Columbia Food Bank fills hearts with friendship and smiles. We love getting to know those in the community and calling them 'friends.'


Looking for a place to make a difference? Want to experience the life-giving role of paying it forward to those in need and helping satisfy the hungry? Volunteer with us!


December 2017

"The Columbia Food Bank is such a powerful force for good - providing food, friends, and help to those in need... nothing like it!"

Joseph B. / Columbia, PA



Get Involved

We can't do this alone. It takes many hearts, hands, and dollars to provide our services to the community.  As the 2nd largest food bank in Lancaster County, we would love your help in serving our community.


Sign Up For food ASSISTANCE

Need help? Know a family in need? We have a simple and thorough process to walk through with you.

Volunteer opportunities

From stocking grocery items, to filling bags for distribution, or helping on pickup days - we have many places you can serve.

Make a Donation

Your donation provides one meal for a little over  $1. You can't make a better investment in your local community.

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January 2018

"My family was in such great need - the only way I can describe the Columbia Food Bank is 'an answer to prayer.' Thank you!"

Sarah T. / Columbia, PA