Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Receives $8,327 Investment from the Caterpillar Foundation to Help Feed Families and Children in York County
HARRISBURG, PA – The Central Pennsylvania Food announced an $8,327 grant from Caterpillar’s philanthropic organization, the Caterpillar Foundation, to provide food to individuals who face hunger in York County. A member of the Feeding America network, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, is one of 34 food banks nationwide to receive this grant.
“Hunger is an issue in every community. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is thankful to the Caterpillar Foundation for its commitment to fighting hunger and supporting children and families in need in York County,” said Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
Each year, 42 million people in the United States face hunger, including 1 in 8 in central Pennsylvania.
“The Caterpillar Foundation is committed to alleviating poverty in the communities in which we live and work. We are proud to partner with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to support individuals in York County who may not know where their next meal will come from,” said Michele Sullivan, president of the Caterpillar Foundation.
The Caterpillar Foundation’s national investment will help 300,000 people facing hunger in Caterpillar communities in 44 counties. Caterpillar Foundation has helped provide more than 5 million meals to Caterpillar communities since 2015.
The grant was used to supplement the Food Bank’s Fresh Express program in York County to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need.
For more information about the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, go to: www.centralpafoodbank.org.