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(814) 486-1161 ext. 269

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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 Northern Elk Food Bank is located in Johnsonburg, PA (Located next to the Municipal Building on Main Street).  The address is:

Northern Elk Food Bank
100 Main Street
P.O. Box 24
Johnsonburg, PA 15845

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


Special Announcements

Employment Position Available

Transportation Bids

Northern Tier Community Action Head Start is accepting bids for the provision of transportation services to preschool children at our Head Start locations in Elk and McKean Counties in accordance with Head Start regulations 45 CFR Part 1310.

Bids must be clearly labeled "TRANSPORTATION BID" and submitted on a cost per ride, per child basis.  Bids must arrive by 12:00 noon on June 16, 2015 and will be opened at 1:00 PM on that date at the Northern Tier offices located at 135 West Fourth Street, Emporium, PA. For additional information contact (814) 486-1161, ext. 227.

Northern Tier CAC reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive bid irregularities at our discretion.

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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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