WASHINGTON – Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46) is holding a food bank drive for non-perishable items at her district office at 95 W. Beau St., Suite 107, Washington, from Sept. 1-30. Collections will be given to local food banks in communities of the 46th Senatorial District.
The nation’s largest charitable food organization, Feeding America, recognizes each September as Hunger Action Month in communities across the country.
According to Feeding Pennsylvania, nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians – or one in nine – are struggling with hunger and of that population, 500,000 are children. Making matters more difficult, the charitable food network across the commonwealth has seen an unprecedented rise in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn now affecting every Pennsylvanian.
“As someone who experienced food insecurity as a child, this issue is close to my heart. Every child deserves to be able to focus on their studies and personal growth, rather than when they will get another meal,” Bartolotta said. “This food drive will help move us closer to that goal for local children.”
In addition to making food donations, citizens and businesses can also give their time to assist food banks in their mission to ensure no family suffers from food insecurity.
Hunger touches every corner of the commonwealth and exists in every community, and local food banks, which serve all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties by distributing more than 164 million pounds of food, remain in constant need of help.
CONTACT: Katrina Hanna, 717-787-1463