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‘Royer’s Stems Hunger’ food drive collects nearly 2,500 pounds for area food banks

From left, Greg Royer, CEO, Royer’s Flowers & Gifts; Jackie Dahms, manager, Royer’s West York store; Joe Arthur, executive director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. The West York store was recognized for collecting the most pounds of food among Royer’s 17 locations.
From left, Greg Royer, CEO, Royer’s Flowers & Gifts; Jackie Dahms, manager, Royer’s West York store; Joe Arthur, executive director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. The West York store was recognized for collecting the most pounds of food among Royer’s 17 locations.

 

Our third-annual “Royer’s Stems Hunger” food drive collected 2,486 pounds of non-perishable items for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

From June 21 to 29, Royer’s asked customers to drop off donations at any of our 17 Royer’s in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. In return, customers received a free carnation for each food item, up to a maximum of six carnations per family per visit.

This year’s donations exceeded the amount of food collected in the food drive’s first two years combined.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank distributes more than 16 million pounds of food and grocery products every year to more than 600 soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries in 27 central Pennsylvania counties.

The Greater Berks Food Bank collects, stores and distributes food to more than 270 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and senior housing facilities in Berks, Schuylkill and western Montgomery counties.

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