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Upper Dauphin Elementary Makes Soup-er Donation

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The Upper Dauphin Area Elementary School recently held a Soup Drive to support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Northern Dauphin Food Pantry. As Elementary PTO Co-President, it was an idea of mine to involve our community with our school. So many families in our community are struggling financially at this time of year and this was a way to give back to these families, and also to show the children kindness goes a long way. 

We certainly had an abundance of soup donated by the students!  We made it a contest between the grades, K-4th, so we could try to collect more soup. In the three weeks the soup drive ran, from November 1-25, Upper Dauphin Area Elementary students brought in 1,164 cans of soup that will go to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, more than half a ton of soup! The first grade class collected the most cans, 362, with one student, Kaylani Strausser, collecting 150 cans herself. The students and families at Upper Dauphin Area Elementary have very big hearts!  

Our school also collects Campbell’s Soup Labels for Education. The Food Bank has graciously offered to cut them off the soup cans and give them back to our school. The labels are used to earn points, which in turn can be used to buy much needed items for the classrooms. The Upper Dauphin Area Elementary PTO is very involved in our school district and we plan on giving back to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank not only at this time of year, but throughout the year!

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Joe Arthur

Joe Arthur

As the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Executive Director, Joe Arthur serves as the Food Bank’s principal ambassador, regularly presenting on the issue of hunger in Pennsylvania. Joe joined the Food Bank in 2008 after working 23 years in finance and accounting management.

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Tara Davis

Tara Davis

Tara Davis is the SNAP Outreach Manager for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. With 15+ years of nonprofit experience, Tara has spent the last eight years fighting hunger with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Initially, Tara began her career at the Food Bank managing special events and moving on to re-designing and managing the website as well as supporting other endeavors within the Communications & Marketing Department. This past spring she became a part of the Agency Relations Department and took on the new role as SNAP Outreach Manager.

Brad Peterson

Brad Peterson

For more than five years Brad has utilized his skill and experience for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in the fight against hunger. Brad brings 20+ years of nonprofit experience in communications, marketing, public relations and branding to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and as the Director of Communications and Marketing, Brad manages all internal and external communications, public and community relations, marketing, social media and website content, special event planning and brand awareness for the Food Bank.

Katie Wetzel

Katie Wetzel

Katie Wetzel serves as the Marketing Manager at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. In her role, she supervises the design, production and distribution of Food Bank print materials and leads efforts to produce and deploy relevant and engaging content through digital communication channels. Prior to moving into her current role, Katie managed the Food Bank’s volunteer and food drive programs from 2012-2014.

Shelly Shultz

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Shelly Shultz is part of the Marketing Team at Dutch Valley Food Distributors. She is also pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership and has a passion for helping people grow and achieve their goals.

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