First Lady Susan Corbett Donates to Food Bank to Help those in Need This Holiday Season
The Governor's Office, Governor's Residence and Department of Agriculture supports the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank during the holiday season.
November 27, 2013
First Lady Susan Corbett donated turkeys, canned goods, other non-perishable items and money to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg. A total of eight turkeys and 670 pounds of food was donated. The donated items were collected by employees from the Governor’s Office, the Governor’s Residence and the Department of Agriculture.
“This time of the year, it is especially important to remember those who may not have access to a hot meal,” Mrs. Corbett said. “I am thankful that the governor and I can do our part to help the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. We encourage all Pennsylvanians who are able to help others this holiday season to donate to a local food bank.”
Mrs. Corbett was joined by Secretary of Agriculture George Greig as she toured the Food Bank. The Department of Agriculture facilitates three programs for food insecure Pennsylvanians. They include the State Food Purchase Program, which provides money to food banks to purchase food.
“Our agriculture industry produces an abundance of food during a nearly year-round harvest. No one should go hungry,” Greig said.
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank serves 27 counties throughout Pennsylvania. Each week it helps to distribute much needed food to up to 54,000 people.
"With the number of families in need at record numbers, it is more important than ever for the community to support the Food Bank," said Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Executive Director Joe Arthur. "We applaud Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett for their personal commitment to help families struggling with hunger, and we appreciate the good work of the entire administration in their efforts to make sure all Pennsylvania families have a place at the table."
The food donated by the Governor’s Office, Governor’s Residence and Department of Agriculture employees will be distributed to families in the counties covered by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.