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The Elk & Cameron Food Banks provide food boxes to low-income families. Food Items are obtained through local donations and from funds and commodities provided by The Emergency Food Assistance Program, State Food Purchase Program, and the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The United States Department of Agriculture via the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provides surplus food items to Northern Tier for distributions at the Elk and Cameron County Food Banks.

State Food Purchase Program (SFPP)

Funds are provided to Food Banks for the purchase of food items to ensure a complete and balanced nutritional diet. Funding is available through the PA Department of Agriculture/Bureau of Food Distribution.

Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSNB)

Provides funding to assist with the provision of services to economically disadvantaged families.

Distribution Areas and Schedules
Cameron County Elk County

The Cameron County Food Pantry is located in Emporium, PA (Located in the building behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices.) The address is :

Cameron County Food Pantry
135 W. 4th St.
P.O. Box 389
Emporium, PA 15834

The hours of operation are the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1p.m. to 3.p.m.

The Christian Food Bank located in St. Marys, PA (Located in the Crystal Fireman's Department building on South Michael Street).  The address is:

Christian Food Bank
817 South Michael Street
P.O. Box 1033
St. Marys, PA 15857

The hours of operation are every Thursday from 1p.m. to 3p.m.

Elk County Elk County

The Good Samaritan Food Bank is located in Ridgway, PA (Located behind the Ridgway Bi-Lo in the basement of the Knights of Columbus Building).  The address is:

Good Samaritan Food Bank
P.O. Box 61
Ridgway, PA 15853

The hours of operation are the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2p.m. to 4p.m.

The Helping Hand Food Pantry is located in Johnsonburg, PA (Located in the Cherry Square Mall)
The address is:

Helping Hand Food Pantry
409 Center Street
P.O. Box 215
Johnsonburg, PA 15845

The hours of operation are the 3rd Friday of every month from 3p.m. to 5p.m.


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135 West 4th St.   •   P.O. Box 389   •   Emporium, PA 15834

Phone: (814) 486-1161   •   Fax: (814) 486-0825

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