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Get to know: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Our annual “Royer’s Stems Hunger” food drive returns June 21-29 to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

Brad Peterson, director of communications and marketing for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, said there is a misperception that most of the people it serves are homeless. In fact, he said, they account for less than 3 percent of the people accessing food.

“Roughly a third of all the people who receive food from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are children,” Peterson said. “About 10 to 12 percent of them are seniors and well more than half are working families. Families with at least one working adult who are struggling to put food on the table.”

You can see more of the interview in this video:

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