Community Food Drive!


Food Drive

The Library is partnering with local community organizations this Fall to help meet the food needs in our communities.

Between November 2 and December 16, our Harrisburg and Colonial Park locations will be donation points for the Bethesda Mission Food Drive and our Northern Dauphin libraries (Lykens, Millersburg and Elizabethville) will collect for the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center’s Snack Pack program.

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, in Hummelstown, collects year-round for the Lower Dauphin School District’s Falcon Packs and the Hummelstown Food Bank.



Suggested Food Items per location


Bethesda Mission

Donate at East Shore Area Library, Kline Library, McCormick Riverfront Library, and Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library (November 2 – December 16)

  • Canned green beans, corn, yams and gravy
  • Boxed mashed potatoes and stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce and fruit cocktail
  • Pasta and rice
  • Condiments

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Northern Dauphin Human Services Center Snack Packs

Donate at Elizabethville Area Library, Johnson Memorial Library, and Northern Dauphin Library (November 2 – December 16)

  • Single serve oatmeal and cereal boxes
  • Pop Tarts and granola bars
  • Canned chicken, tuna and ravioli
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Hot chocolate and juice pouches or boxes
  • Snack crackers, cookies and graham teddies
  • JIF peanut butter
  • Applesauce, fruit, pudding, or Jello cups



Lower Dauphin School District Falcon Packs

Donate at William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library (year-round)

  • 16 oz. (plastic) jars of peanut butter
  • Single serve cups of applesauce
  • Single serve fruit cups
  • 10.5 ox cans of soup



Hummelstown Food Bank

Donate at William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library (year-round)

  • Canned meats, fruits, vegetables, beans, and meals
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Box potatoes and other side dishes
  • Dried pasta and rice
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Breakfast cereal and bars
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Condiments and spices
  • Baby food, formula, and diapers
  • Personal hygiene products

For a full list visit