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Give Food

Accepting donations
January 17 - 31, 2022

In the spirit of MLK Day on January 17, serve our community by making a monetary donation to help local food programs stock their shelves with healthy food, personal care items, and books for all ages.

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Monetary donations are encouraged (find out why your dollar goes further) but we are also accepting: 

  • non-perishable, non-expired food

  • personal care items

  • books for all ages

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The Winter Food Drive benefits more than a dozen food programs in Franklin and Fulton counties.

Your donation helps feed our neighbors - because no one should go hungry.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

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Media Sponsor:

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Premier Sponsors:

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For Businesses and Civic Groups


Sponsors enable us to cover printing and advertising costs to extend our outreach and help support administrative time put into implementing this massive county-wide drive. To partner with us, please complete and return the Sponsorship Form by January 5th


Coordinate donation collection with your employees or within your community group! Collect items through January 31 and deliver all donations to the United Way office, 182 S. Second St., Chambersburg, on February 1st, 2nd, or 3rd between 9am and 4pm. To collect donations, please SIGN UP HERE by January 12.

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How far can your dollar go when you donate money to a food pantry?

Take a look at our infographic, which compares what $43 will buy you at a grocery store vs. a food bank.


Spoiler Alert! Your dollar will go much further with monetary donations to a food pantry because pantries can purchase from food banks for better-than-wholesale prices.

Download the Winter Food Drive Infographic (PDF)

Click on the image to enlarge

By donating cash to the Winter Food Drive, you are helping food pantries:


1. Buy food in bulk quantities at less-than-wholesale prices, so you help feed more families.

2. Fill the gaps on their shelves with essentials and more nutritious options. Each pantry may have different needs, so this allows them to buy more of what they need.

3. Purchase perishables that can't be donated in traditional food drives such as bread, milk, eggs, and meats.

Plus, collecting monetary donations help with COVID-19 safety... In an effort to continue mitigating the spread of COVID-19, we encourage monetary donations to limit the need for in-person interactions. You can donate online or by mailing a check to United Way of Franklin County, 182 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Thanks for helping us keep our community safe, healthy, and fed!

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Cash Instead of Cans

You Click. Families Eat.

Donations to the Winter Food Drive will benefit more than a dozen pantries serving families in Franklin and Fulton Counties. Help meet the increased need for food:

You can also mail a check OR drop-off donations of non-perishable food,

personal care items, and books for all ages to:

United Way of Franklin County, 182 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg, PA

Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm


Many pantries and community programs are in need of assistance. Learn about local volunteer opportunities for more ways you can give back.

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