The Corry Area Food Pantry's overall goal since its inception in 1982 has always been the same: "Go Out of Business". In 1982 we started helping 72 families, and are now helping over 300 families in the Corry Area. Much of the food is purchased from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest PA, which is able to provide a variety of food items at bargain prices.
A variety of Food Drives held throughout the year help bring in the much-needed food, as well as money used to buy food. The nation's largest one-day food drives are co-sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers & Campbell Soup; and Feed America, a distribution program organized by WalMart.
Sander's Market and Hillandale Farms are among the local businesses that provide food items and fresh produce, at wholesale prices, to help the needy families. Troyer Land Resources also donates potatoes free of charge. Frequently, local farmers also pitch in with fresh produce.
Plant closings, job losses and a slumping economy have compounded to make providing food to hungry families who live in the Corry Area School District an even greater priority for the Food Pantry. The pantry's board of directors and a group of more than 40 volunteers do all they can to alleviate the growing problem of hunger in Corry.
Families may sign up during the Distribution Days, or get more information by calling the Corry Area Food Pantry 814.664.7359.