Shippensburg Produce and Outreach (SPO) is a nonprofit charitable community organization that currently distributes healthy, fresh produce and eggs every Tuesday to over 125 families in need throughout Franklin and Cumberland Counties of Shippensburg.
SPO is 501(c)(3) qualified and partners with Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, United Way of Shippensburg, Project SHARE, Shippensburg University Farm, The Gleaning Project of South Central PA, Shippensburg University Community Engagement Career (CCEC), Christ Among Neighbors, TriCounty Community Action, ALDI, and many other local churches and organizations throughout Central Pennsylvania. We’re committed to serving our community by offering fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, and dairy to those in need. We’re also committed to reducing waste by gleaning, donating excess produce, and donating unusable products to organizations that collect compost. SPO focuses on the senior population as well by providing intake and distribution for income eligible seniors who receive monthly ElderShare supplemental food packages through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
In addition, SPO is cooperating with Shippensburg University programs like the CCEC and Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA), along with the Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition, in hopes to develop a program that will provide a central hub for social services including the coordination of community and church-sponsored services.
We dedicate our time to the Shippensburg community because we care about the people who live here! That’s why we choose to provide healthy, nutritious food that not only fills stomachs, but also helps the body prosper and grow.
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