Food donations from our community greatly offset the operating costs of this weekly program. Without these donations, this program would not be possible. We gladly accept donations from individuals, businesses, volunteer groups and families.

These donations are a great way of giving back and involving your family or co-workers in learning about poverty and hunger right in our own back yard!

What we’re looking for:

  • Cases of water, Gatorade, Powerade

  • Individual cereal boxes

  • Pop-Tarts

  • Nutri-Grain cereal bars

  • Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)

  • Tuna and canned meat

  • Single serve peanut butter

  • Canned foods with pop-top lids

  • Single serve cereals

  • 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes

  • Single serve fruit and vegetable packs

  • Single serve rice

  • Knorrs rice or pasta packets

  • Uncle Ben's ready made rice

  • Boxed or bagged pasta

Where to drop off donations

Food donations can be placed in Cocoa Packs donation bins at Karn’s during regular operating hours, or anytime at the donation bins in front of Hershey Elementary or Middle Schools. You may also drop off donations on-site any Thursday between the hours of 11am - 6pm. 

You can also use food delivery services, such as Amazon Market, and ship donations to our location at Cocoa Packs, 500 Homestead Rd, Room 130B, Hershey, PA 17033.

Cocoa Packs Headquarters
500 Homestead Rd, Room 130B, Hershey, PA 17033

Cocoa Packs bin inside Karns Quality Foods
731 Cherry Dr, Hershey, PA 17033

Organize a Food Drive

Food donations help offset our operating costs. Food drives from church groups, scout groups, groups at work, student groups and the office, etc, helps us tremendously. Even neighborhoods getting together are a great way to get to know one another and do good work!

If you would like to organize a food drive at your work place, community group, church, or neighborhood, you may contact Megan Moffett for additional questions or information. 

Also, consider designating Cocoa Packs as the recipient of your United Way donations and your charity of choice on AmazonSmile!