S. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. – In simply three months, the variety of households served by meals pantries in Lehigh County has gone up by 25%. In Northampton County, that quantity has reached 50%.
“They’re already dealing with greater gasoline costs, greater lease and residential costs, and now they’re dealing with greater meals costs. It is simply an excessive amount of to bear,” stated Allison Czapp, affiliate govt director of Second Harvest meals financial institution.
That is why the WFMZ-Dorney Park Meals Truck Meals Drive on Saturday is significant. It collects meals and raises cash for Second Harvest meals financial institution, and provides visitors the prospect to take pleasure in some treats.
This Saturday: WFMZ & Dorney Park Meals Truck Meals Drive
“It’s going to be an important alternative for folks to come back out and style some nice meals at meals vans, take pleasure in some recent air, and most significantly help their group by bringing cans and home goods,” Czapp stated.
And this yr, it is lastly again in particular person.
“We have been cooped up for thus lengthy, everybody’s eager to get again out locally,” Czapp stated.
While you come to the occasion at Dorney Park on Saturday, your entry is usually a canned good, a family merchandise, or nonperishable meals. As soon as inside, you should purchase meals from six completely different native meals vans, and assist the group whilst you’re at it.
The meals vans have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds again to Second Harvest.
“We’re actually excited to carry folks again, see them in particular person, thank them in particular person and have them see firsthand the influence of their neighbors and the remainder of the group come out and take part on this great trigger,” Czapp stated.
The occasion will likely be held Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, within the parking zone of Dorney Park in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County.
If you cannot make it to the meals drive, however would nonetheless wish to donate, you are able to do so on-line.
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