HARRISBURG, Pa. – Helping Harvest Food Bank receives new momentum in its ongoing efforts to fight hunger in Berks and Schuylkill counties.
Weis Markets presented a check for $ 60,000 to Food Bank President Jay Worrall at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
The money is a combined donation from the Sunbury-based grocery chain and its customers as part of Weis’ Fight Hunger campaign.
For two weeks in November, Weis offered customers the option of rounding off their purchases or purchasing $ 1, $ 3, $ 5, or $ 10 vouchers. The program also took place in September.
âEach year, we look forward to partnering with our generous clients to give back to the communities we serve,â said Ron Bonacci, vice president of advertising and marketing for Weis Markets, in a press release. âIt’s the perfect way to start 2022 and celebrate the season of giving. “
Since its launch in 2008, the Fight Hunger campaign has raised more than $ 5 million, including $ 1.3 million in 2021.
The donation comes at a time when Helping Harvest’s demand for assistance remains high. In 2021, the food bank said it had distributed 8,206,931 pounds of food to people in need through more than 300 food programs in Berks and Schuylkill counties.