On Tuesday, November 24, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank delivered 425 pre-packed boxes of nutritious food to the AMVETS Post 19, located at 715 Fairview Avenue in Lancaster. The food was distributed to families in need. Each box contained non-perishable items such as canned fruits and vegetables, soup and cereal, and also fresh carrots and potatoes.
This food distribution was sponsored by the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation/Culliton Family. Thanks also to the efforts of Commander of AMVETS Post 19, Joe Grimm, and Mickey Grimm, 1st Vice and Chaplain of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and Career Center Coordinator, who helped make this distribution possible to families struggling with hunger in Lancaster County. The Culliton family sponsors food distributions in cities throughout the United States during the year. More than one-third of the children living in the city of Lancaster (37.5 percent) and nearly one in six children (14.8 percent) living in Lancaster County are considered impoverished. More than 500,000 children are living in poverty in the Commonwealth of PA and not sure where their next meal is coming from, enough children to fill Lincoln Financial Field more than seven times!
On December 20, the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation/Culliton Family will sponsor another food distribution event at the Crispus Attucks Community Center in Lancaster. In addition to food assistance provided to families at this event, Santa Claus will also be on hand to give Christmas gifts to families.
“We are incredibly grateful for the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation and the commitment of their President and Chairman, Carol Rae Culliton, and board members Adam Culliton, Richard Metzger and Mike Piascinski for their dedication to assist families struggling to make ends meet in the community,” said Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Executive Director Joe Arthur. “It is extremely gratifying to supply food assistance to families who are struggling to put food on their tables, and to offer them hope for a brighter new year.”