Welcome to the Food Bank
The Perry County Food Bank is a collaborative venture of the
Perry County Commissioners and JOIN HANDS Ministry, New Bloomfield.

Hours – the Food Bank operates on the following schedule

1) Food Distribution Hours:

•  Monday and Wednesday – 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.    

•  Friday morning – 8:45 a.m.  to 11:45 a.m.    Closed Friday afternoon.

• Monday evening (following the monthly distribution on the 3rd Saturday) 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 at New Bloomfield site.

           c) Office Hours for inquiries and receiving food donations:
                  Monday and Wednesday -8 a.m.  to 4 p.m.  •  Friday – 8 a.m.  to 2 p.m.     

2)  No appointments are necessary during the hours posted above – we serve on
                    a “first come first served basis” – if someone is a new client, we ask that they
                    identify themselves so we can start them on brief paperwork shortly after
                    they arrive.  If they want to call to see how busy we are that is fine.

Information that we require for processing eligibility:
a) You must be a resident of Perry County (there is no time requirement) a driver's license or utility bill is necessary to prove residency.
b) you must complete the income form “self declaration."
c)  you will be asked to provide a social security card for each member claimed as “in household”.  The last 4 digits are recorded and a staff person must indicate that they have seen the card and verified it. 
  If someone is picking up food for another client a proxy form must be filled out and kept on file at all times. A note is sufficient the first time but then the proxy must be completed for future pick-ups.

Other information:

The Food Bank is not open on Tuesday or Thursday.
You may shop once a month at the Food Bank in New Bloomfield
In addition to the Food Bank operation on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at New Bloomfield, we operate eight remote sites for distribution on the 3rd Saturday of each month (with the exception of Blain which is the Friday before the 3rd Saturday).  You are eligible for both opportunities—shopping at New Bloomfield and also picking up a box of groceries at one of the eight remote sites each month.

Blain, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church • Duncannon, Christ United Church of Christ • Ickesburg, Ickesburg Fire House • Liverpool, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church • Marysville, Wesley United Methodist Church • Millerstown, Millerstown Moose • New Bloomfield, Perry County Food Bank • Newport, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (This information is published in the Perry County papers the week before distribution.

Families may go to ONE of these Saturday sites, if needed, prior to coming in to New Bloomfield for registration (we would prefer you come to New Bloomfield first but realize in some circumstances that might not be possible).  In that event, you will be asked for the same information and asked to fill out the same form which will then be sent to us for verification and entrance into our system. You may only go to ONLY ONE location on a given weekend– the location that you signed up for on your application. You may NOT pick up food at more than one location on the same weekend.  According to Dept of Agriculture guidelines, “double dipping” is grounds for removal from eligibility.