The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank recently received $500 from the Society of Volunteer Women Ministries to help combat hunger in our communities. The funds were raised from the Society’s annual fundraising banquet. Since 1972, the Society of Volunteer Women Ministries has been assisting the needy in the Harrisburg area. The Society, 15 members strong, supplies food and clothing to struggling families and distributes toys to families in need during the holiday season. In addition, the Society does prison ministry outreach in Dauphin County, Cumberland County, Camp Hill and Muncy.
“We are truly blessed to have community partners such as the Society for Volunteer Women Ministries”, said Kendall Hanna, Executive Director of the Food Bank. “Their commitment to improving lives in our community is ongoing. By sharing these funds the two organizations can work hand-in-hand to fulfill our mission of fighting hunger, improving lives and strengthening communities.” “We are aware of the wonderful work done by the Central PA Food Bank”, said Penny Hairston, President, Society of Volunteer Women Ministries. “This donation is one way for our organization to help more families in need in our area. The Food Bank provides a fundamental need for people, and it is a natural fit for us to work with them.”