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Royer’s Stems Hunger: summer is a time of need for food banks

While we often think of hunger during the holiday season, it’s a year-round problem.

“Many people in central Pennsylvania think of summer as a time of harvest and a time of plenty, and while that is true at least somewhat, it’s also a time of great need, especially for children,” said Brad Peterson, director of communications and marketing for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

“Children who rely on school lunches and breakfasts during the school year, don’t have that opportunity during the summer. So those children are coming to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank for more of their nutritional needs.”

Our annual food drive, Royer’s Stems Hunger, is June 21-29 and will benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

In this video, Peterson describes some of the items on the food banks’ wish lists:

 

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