Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ annual food drive collected more than 1,100 pounds of non-perishable items to benefit 11 food banks in the company’s seven-county market.
Royer’s Stems Hunger, as the food drive is known, ran June 27-July 4 at our 16 stores.
The recipient food banks were:
Helping Harvest in Berks County; New Hope Ministries and Salvation Army of Carlisle in Cumberland County; Hershey Food Bank and Manna Food Pantry at Pennbrook UCC in Dauphin County;
South Central Community Action Programs in Franklin County; Columbia Food Bank, Ephrata Area Social Services and Food Hub/Lancaster County Council of Churches in Lancaster County; Lebanon County Christian Ministries; St. Matthew Food Pantry in York County.
Food drive donors received a free carnation for each non-perishable food item they contributed, up to six per visit.
Royer’s Stems Hunger has topped 1,100 pounds in each of its 10 years for a total of nearly nine tons collected.