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The Elk & Cameron Food Banks provide food boxes to low-income families. Food Items are obtained through local donations and from funds and commodities provided by The Emergency Food Assistance Program, State Food Purchase Program, and the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The United States Department of Agriculture via the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provides surplus food items to Northern Tier for distributions at the Elk and Cameron County Food Banks.

State Food Purchase Program (SFPP)

Funds are provided to Food Banks for the purchase of food items to ensure a complete and balanced nutritional diet. Funding is available through the PA Department of Agriculture/Bureau of Food Distribution.

Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSNB)

Provides funding to assist with the provision of services to economically disadvantaged families.

Distribution Areas and Schedules
Cameron County Elk County

The Cameron County Food Pantry is located in Emporium, PA (Located in the building behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices.) The address is :

Cameron County Food Pantry
135 W. 4th St.
P.O. Box 389
Emporium, PA 15834

The hours of operation are the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1p.m. to 3.p.m.

The Christian Food Bank located in St. Marys, PA (Located in the Crystal Fireman's Department building on South Michael Street).  The address is:

Christian Food Bank
817 South Michael Street
P.O. Box 1033
St. Marys, PA 15857

The hours of operation are every Thursday from 1p.m. to 3p.m.

Elk County Elk County

The Good Samaritan Food Bank is located in Ridgway, PA (Located behind the Ridgway Bi-Lo in the basement of the Knights of Columbus Building).  The address is:

Good Samaritan Food Bank
P.O. Box 61
Ridgway, PA 15853

The hours of operation are the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2p.m. to 4p.m.

The Northern Elk Food Bank is located in Johnsonburg, PA (Located next to the Municipal Building on Main Street).  The address is:

Northern Elk Food Bank
100 Main Street
P.O. Box 24
Johnsonburg, PA 15845

The hours of operation are the 3rd Thursday of every month from 3p.m. to 5p.m.



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Registered Dietician Consultant
Rate TBD

The Registered Dietician will review and make any necessary corrections, and/or provide suggestions, about all menus concerning all of the centers and home based projects currently in operation by the NTCAC Head Start program.  This process takes approximately one hour per month. Certification will be documented on forms provided by NTCAC Head Start and, along with changes and suggestions shall be returned to the Head Start Nutrition Specialist within fourteen days of their submission.

The Provider, in review of menus, will note the need for variety in meal types and make necessary changes/suggestions to ensure that ethnic and cultural preferences are considered and that meals will broaden children’s food experiences.

The Provider will offer expertise and assist as needed in the development of menu plans that will meet the needs of any child that requires a special diet to meet ethnic, religious, medical, or disabilities criteria.

The Provider agrees to conduct training with Head Start staff and parents on nutrition and nutrition related topics as deemed appropriate and/or necessary.
If interested, please send the following:

  • Current resume
  • 3 references with contact information
  • A Signed Cover Letter (introducing you and indicating application for the specific position posted) addressed to:

Mr. David Greene, Executive Director
Northern Tier Community Action Corporation
P.O. Box 389
135 West Fourth Street
Emporium, PA 15834

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135 West 4th St.   •   P.O. Box 389   •   Emporium, PA 15834

Phone: (814) 486-1161   •   Fax: (814) 486-0825

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