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    Programs that provide nutritious evening meals for disadvantaged children who live in low-income neighborhoods. The meals are often sponsored by local food banks that are part of the Second Harvest network; are served in a safe, accessible, convenient environment; and may be offered in combination with educational, recreational and social activities that draw upon existing community programs. Also included are programs that make weekend meals available to this population during the school year.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    After School Program-Salvation Army Sayre CorpsAfter school program for children K - 5th grade. Offers dinner, crafts, games and bible verse. Meets 3rd Friday of month from 5 to 7 during the school year.BradfordSalvation Army Sayre CorpsSalvation Army Sayre Corps
    After School "Snack Shack" Program - Antioch Baptist ChurchProvides a drop-in snack program from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on school days. Any children in need of an afterschool snack is welcome to attend. LycomingAntioch Baptist Church - MinistriesAntioch Baptist Church
    Backpack Buddies - Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern PennsylvaniaA kid-friendly supplemental nutrition program administered by the Second Harvest member agencies that have after-school programs. Staff members at each of the locations identify children who are currently enrolled in their programs and are in need of food assistance. Once identified, these children receive a weekly backpack of kid-friendly food to supplement their meals from Friday night until they return to school on Monday morning. Each backpack contains cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, macaroni and cheese, canned one-dish meals, and healthy snacks. MonroeMonroe County - Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern PennsylaniaSecond Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Backpack Buddies - Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern PennsylvaniaA kid-friendly supplemental nutrition program administered by the Second Harvest member agencies that have after-school programs. Staff members at each of the locations identify children who are currently enrolled in their programs and are in need of food assistance. Once identified, these children receive a weekly backpack of kid-friendly food to supplement their meals from Friday night until they return to school on Monday morning. Each backpack contains cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, macaroni and cheese, canned one-dish meals, and healthy snacks. PikePike County - Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern PennsylaniaSecond Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Backpack Buddies - Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern PennsylvaniaA kid-friendly supplemental nutrition program administered by the Second Harvest member agencies that have after-school programs. Staff members at each of the locations identify children who are currently enrolled in their programs and are in need of food assistance. Once identified, these children receive a weekly backpack of kid-friendly food to supplement their meals from Friday night until they return to school on Monday morning. Each backpack contains cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, macaroni and cheese, canned one-dish meals, and healthy snacks. WayneWayne County - Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern PennsylaniaSecond Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Bloomsburg Food Cupboard - Panther Packs Weekend Food ProgramBefore each weekend or break, elementary students in program are sent home with a bag of breakfast, lunch and snack items. Students may sign up for this program through the guidance department in their school. Serves the following school districts: Bloomsburg, Central Columbia, Benton, Millville, Southern Columbia ColumbiaBloomsburg Food CupboardBloomsburg Food Cupboard
    Booker T. Washington Center - Nutrition CafeThe Nutrition Café Program provides free nutritious meals and snacks to needy children. Our Nutrition Cafe is a free program that works hand in hand with our After School and Summer of Success Programs.ErieBooker T. Washington CenterBooker T. Washington Center
    Chester County Food Bank - BackPack ProgramThe BackPack Program is providing kindergarten children food so they don't have to skip meals over the weekend or face two days without food. On Fridays during the school year, the Food Bank delivers the backpacks to several local elementary schools in the county. Volunteers and teachers distribute the packs to children.ChesterChester County Food Bank - Chester; ExtonChester County Food Bank
    Christian Life Assembly Church - Morey Snack ShackA partnership with Morey Elementary School in the Stroudsburg Area School District to provide students with snacks to take home for the weekend.MonroeChristian Life Assembly ChurchChristian Life Assembly Church
    Emmaus Ministries Kid's CafeProvides a free meal and a safe space for lower income, at-risk children. Along with a meal, homework assistance and recreational activities are available.ErieEmmaus MinistriesEmmaus Ministries
    Family Services of Montgomery County - Pottstown Family CenterOffers family support programs and services including: - Parents as teachers home visitation; - Parent-child playgroup; - Fatherhood program; - Parent education workshops; - Pregnant and parenting teen program; - SHARE food program; - Time-limited family reunification; - Toy and book lending library; - Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness (PEAK)MontgomeryPottstown OfficeFamily Services of Montgomery County
    For the Cause - Berwick - Elementary School Weekend Food ProgramProvides weekend meals for elementary students with identified need to take home every Friday of the school year. Students volunteer from each elementary school and prepare bags of pre-packaged food weekly. ColumbiaFor the Cause - BerwickFor The Cause - Berwick
    Four Mile Church - The CenterProvides children & youth ministries, food and clothing bank, adult classes, summer camps. Program includes tutoring, dinner, and K-3 and 4th and older activities, such as healthy cooking class, art, music, mechanics, crafts, games, lessons.BeaverThe CenterFour Mile Church
    Hanover Area Council Of Churches, Ruth's Harvest - Weekend Backpack Food ProgramProvides a weekend backpack food program for eligible elementary school children in the Hanover Area School District. Children receive a backpack on Fridays filled with 7 meals that can be easily prepared.YorkHanover Area Council Of ChurchesHanover Area Council of Churches
    Helping Harvest - Backpack ProgramService for underprivileged children. Backpacks are filled with enough food for 6 meals, 2 snacks, and include a non-food item like shampoo, toothbrush, toilet paper, etc. Backpacks are distributed to children on Fridays or the last day before school holidays in non-descript backpacks to not draw attention. Students can qualify for the program based on federal income eligibility guidelines. SchuylkillHelping HarvestHelping Harvest
    Helping Harvest - Food ReferralsProvides referrals to pantries, soup kitchens and meals in the community. Call for a complete listing of Thanksgiving and Christmas mealsBerksHelping HarvestHelping Harvest
    Indian Backpack Program - Shamokin Area School DistrictProgram provides a bag of nonperishable food to children in need that attend Shamokin Area School District. Program is available when school meal programs are unavailable to students. These bags are often distributed into children’s backpacks at school to participating children by their teacher as they leave Friday or before a long break. The contents of the bag can vary depending on the food and donations available. Students can register for this program by contacting their school office.NorthumberlandShamokin Area School DistrictShamokin Area School District
    Meals for Mustangs Backpack Food Program - Midd-West School DistrictA backpack food program that provide families with at least, two breakfasts, two lunches, and two snacks each week on Fridays so students are able to have nourishment on the weekends. SnyderMidd-West School DistrictMidd-West School District
    Meals for Seals Backpack Food Program - Selinsgrove Area School DistrictWeekend backpack food program for qualified students in the Selinsgrove School District. Program is available during school months; not available during summer break.SnyderSelinsgrove Area School DistrictSelinsgrove Area School District
    Mifflinburg Back Pack ClubUses donated food items provided by community organizations, churches and individuals to coordinate the backpack food program for Mifflinburg School District. Program is a shared service coordinated through the Mifflinburg Ministerium. Provides a backpack of meals and snacks to Mifflinburg School District elementary and intermediate students in need of food during the weekend. Students can register for this service by contacting the guidance department at their school.UnionMifflinburg Backpack ClubMifflinburg Area School District
    Panther Packs ProgramProvides a weekend supply of nutritious food for children in the Milton Area School District when school lunch and breakfast is unavailable on a weekend or school holiday. Resources will support the health, behavior, and achievement of every student that participates. Though the program is intended to help those children whose families find it difficult to have enough food for the entire month, all children are eligible for this program. NorthumberlandSt. Andrew's United Methodist Church Food MinistrySt. Andrew's United Methodist Church
    Power Packs Project - LancasterProvides families in need with weekend food (in the forms of a pack) and education on how to cook low-cost healthy meals, nutrition, food budgeting and shopping strategies. Assure that children return to school well-fed and ready to learn. Provides: - Food - Money saving strategies - Healthy nutrition education - Empowerment - Support Distribution sites at the following School Districts - Columbia - Cocalico - Donegal - Elanco - Ephrata - Hempfield - Lampeter Strasburg - Manheim Township - Penn Manor - School District of Lancaster - Warwick LancasterPower Packs Project - LancasterPower Packs Project
    Power Packs Project - LebanonProvides families in need with weekend food (in the forms of a pack) and education on how to cook low-cost healthy meals, nutrition, food budgeting and shopping strategies. Assure that children return to school well-fed and ready to learn. Provides: - Food - Money saving strategies - Healthy nutrition education - Empowerment - Support LebanonPower Packs Project - LebanonPower Packs Project
    Salvation Army - Corry Worship and Service CenterEmergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).ErieErie County Service UnitsSalvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division
    Second Avenue United Methodist Church The R.O.C.K.The ROCK (Reaching Out to Community Kids) - This after school program meets each Wednesday night from 4:30PM-7:00PM during the school year (unless school is cancelled that day). This program is open to any children Pre-K through 12th Grade, and provides children with a home-cooked meal, lessons, gym time, arts/crafts and more. Children need to be registered by a parent or guardian on their first visit.BlairSecond Avenue United Methodist Church Creating CommunitySecond Avenue United Methodist Church
    Snack Pack Backpack Food Program - Lewisburg School DistrictThe Snack Pack program is a collaboration between the Bucknell University Office of Civic Engagement and the Lewisburg Elementary Parent Student Association. Once a month, a bag of nutritious foods are discreetly distributed to the students who qualify. Students who would benefit from this program can register by contacting their school's guidance office.UnionLewisburg Area School DistrictLewisburg Area School District
    Snack Packs Backpack Food Program - Warrior Run School DistrictSt. John's United Methodist Church in Dewart funds and coordinates this supplemental food program for the children of families in need of some assistance to enjoy over the weekend. Each Snack Pack contains individually sized, kid-friendly, nutritious, and easy-to-prepare food. Applications for this program can be completed on-line or by contacting a student's school guidance counselor. Children who are selected for the program will pick up their Snack Pack on Fridays in the School Counselor’s office. Childred will bring the Snack Pack home with them and you can use the food as necessary for the weekend.NorthumberlandWarrior Run School DistrictWarrior Run School District
    Titusville YMCA - Education Center - Child and Adult Food Care ProgramServes nutritionally balanced meals in a safe and supportive environment.CrawfordTitusville YMCA - Education CenterTitusville YMCA
    Tornado Buddy Bag Weekend Food Program - Mount Carmel Area School DistrictProvides qualifying students with bags of nutritious food they can enjoy throughout the weekend. These food items require little or no preparation before eating.NorthumberlandMount Carmel Area School DistrictMount Carmel Area School District
    YMCA of Greater Erie - County YMCA - Before and After School EnrichmentStructured activities include science, group projects, environmental awareness, arts and crafts, games, sports components, field trips, and more. Children also have time to tackle homework with the help of well-trained Y staff who know how to challenge and listen to them. If your child is enrolled in our School-Age Enrichment program, at your request, he or she can be matched with a pre-qualified Big Brother or Big Sister. Ask your Program Director for more information. A healthy breakfast and snack is included in your daily rate as well as transportation to and from school.ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - County YMCAYMCA of Greater Erie
    YMCA of Greater Erie - Downtown YMCA- Before and After School EnrichmentStructured activities include science, group projects, environmental awareness, arts and crafts, games, sports components, field trips, and more. Children also have time to tackle homework with the help of well-trained Y staff who know how to challenge and listen to them. If your child is enrolled in our School-Age Enrichment program, at your request, he or she can be matched with a pre-qualified Big Brother or Big Sister. Ask your Program Director for more information. A healthy breakfast and snack is included in your daily rate as well as transportation to and from school.ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - Downtown BranchYMCA of Greater Erie
    YMCA of Greater Erie - Downtown YMCA - Meals for KidsNutritious free meals for kids.ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - Downtown BranchYMCA of Greater Erie
    YMCA of Greater Erie - Eastside Family YMCA - Before and After School EnrichmentStructured activities include science, group projects, environmental awareness, arts and crafts, games, sports components, field trips, and more. Children also have time to tackle homework with the help of well-trained Y staff who know how to challenge and listen to them. If your child is enrolled in our School-Age Enrichment program, at your request, he or she can be matched with a pre-qualified Big Brother or Big Sister. Ask your Program Director for more information. A healthy breakfast and snack is included in your daily rate as well as transportation to and from school.ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - Eastside Family BranchYMCA of Greater Erie
    YMCA of Greater Erie - Elk Valley Elementary - Before and After School EnrichmentStructured activities include science, group projects, environmental awareness, arts and crafts, games, sports components, field trips, and more. Children also have time to tackle homework with the help of well-trained Y staff who know how to challenge and listen to them. If your child is enrolled in our School-Age Enrichment program, at your request, he or she can be matched with a pre-qualified Big Brother or Big Sister. Ask your Program Director for more information. A healthy breakfast and snack is included in your daily rate as well as transportation to and from school.ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - Elk Valley ElementaryYMCA of Greater Erie
    YMCA of Greater Erie - Fairview Elementary School - Before and After School EnrichmentStructured activities include science, group projects, environmental awareness, arts and crafts, games, sports components, field trips, and more. Children also have time to tackle homework with the help of well-trained Y staff who know how to challenge and listen to them. If your child is enrolled in our School-Age Enrichment program, at your request, he or she can be matched with a pre-qualified Big Brother or Big Sister. Ask your Program Director for more information. A healthy breakfast and snack is included in your daily rate as well as transportation to and from school.ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - Fairview ElementaryYMCA of Greater Erie
    YMCA of Greater Erie - First Presbyterian Church - Before and After SchoolStructured activities include science, group projects, environmental awareness, arts and crafts, games, sports components, field trips, and more. Children also have time to tackle homework with the help of well-trained Y staff who know how to challenge and listen to them. If your child is enrolled in our School-Age Enrichment program, at your request, he or she can be matched with a pre-qualified Big Brother or Big Sister. Ask your Program Director for more information. A healthy breakfast and snack is included in your daily rate as well as transportation to and from school.ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - First Presbyterian Church - WaterfordYMCA of Greater Erie
    Youth Alternatives - Summer/After School Program - FranklinDuring the Summer, Youth Alternatives provides multiple exciting activities for the youth of Venango County to participate in. In addition to the daily activities, we offer things like: swimming, movie day, bowling, bake-offs, picnics, fishing and various other outings. We also offer a nutritious meal from 1:00 - 2:00 pm throughout the summer. During the school year, we offer one-on-one homework assistance and a warm nutritious meal from 3:30 - 4:30 pm throughout the school year. We also provide fun, varied after school activities for youth. Many of our activities are learning-based and incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) VenangoYouth Alternatives - Summer/After School ProgramYouth Alternatives
    Youth Alternatives - Summer/After School Program - Oil CityDuring the Summer, Youth Alternatives provides multiple exciting activities for the youth of Venango County to participate in. In addition to the daily activities, we offer things like: swimming, movie day, bowling, bake-offs, picnics, fishing and various other outings. We also offer a nutritious meal from 1:00 - 2:00 pm throughout the summer. During the school year, we offer one-on-one homework assistance and a warm nutritious meal from 3:30 - 4:30 pm throughout the school year. We also provide fun, varied after school activities for youth. Many of our activities are learning-based and incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) VenangoYouth Alternatives - Oil CityYouth Alternatives
    Youth Programs - Williamsport - Central Pennsylvania Food BankGive children and youth consistent access to nutritious food. Programs include School Pantry, Kids Cafe, Backpack, and Summer Meals. Programs are coordinated in conjunction with local school districts and municipalities. Contact the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank office to learn more about youth food access programs in your county.LycomingCentral Pennsylvania Food Bank - Williamsport BranchCentral Pennsylvania Food Bank
    Zion Lutheran Church - Stay n' Play Afterschool ProgramStay and Play is a free afterschool program. Housed at the Oil City Library and Zion Lutheran Church, it is a year-round program that seeks to enrich the lives of children through tutoring, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities, positive social interaction with peers and adults. The Stay and Play program uses educational games, art projects, and quality role models to engage the children.VenangoZion Lutheran ChurchGood Hope Lutheran Church

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