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ROYER’S STEMS HUNGER COLLECTS NEARLY 1,700 POUNDS OF FOOD FOR AREA FOOD BANKS

Greg Royer, president and CEO of Royer’s Flowers, and David Carl, corporate and foundation giving manager, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ annual food drive collected 1,699 pounds of nonperishable items, pushing the total to more than seven tons since the event began in 2011.

Royer’s Stems Hunger, which took place June 16-30, collected 166 pounds for the Greater Berks Food Bank and 1,533 pounds for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

For each nonperishable food item, donors received a free carnation.

Besides Royer’s 16 stores, the food drop-off locations included eight Drayer Physical Therapy Institute locations in the area.

OUR STORES ARE ACCEPTING NONPERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS THROUGH JUNE 30

Amid the flowers, plants and gifts in our stores, this time of year you’ll also find a selection of food.

That’s because we’re in the midst of our annual Royer’s Stems Hunger food drive to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

From June 16-30, we’re collecting nonperishable food in each of our stores. For each item you donate, we’ll give you a free carnation, up to six per visit.

Please consider donating at any of our stores.

STEMS HUNGER, OUR ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE, RETURNS JUNE 16-30

While the holidays are a time of great giving, needs in our communities exist year-round. Summers are tough for some families because the school break cuts off access to food programs.

So for the past seven summers, our “Royer’s Stems Hunger” food drive has collected nonperishable items for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and for the Greater Berks Food Bank. In its history, Stems Hunger has collected more than six tons of food.

Stems Hunger returns this year from June 16-30. For donating at any of our 16 stores, we’ll give you a free carnation for each item, up to six per visit.

In addition, seven Drayer Physical Therapy Institute outpatient centers in the region will collect food for Stems Hunger.

Meanwhile, the Royer’s Kids Club is helping to kick off the food drive June 16 with an event in each store. Participants are asked to bring a food item as the price of admission.

Royer’s Stems Hunger collects 1,700 pounds of nonperishable food for area food banks

A big thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s Royer’s Stems Hunger food drive.

With your help, we collected 1,706 pounds of nonperishable items, bringing the food drive’s seven-year total to more than six tons.

Royer’s Stems Hunger, which took place June 17-July 1, collected 163 pounds for the Greater Berks Food Bank and 1,543 pounds for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

For each nonperishable food item, donors received a free carnation.

Besides Royer’s 16 stores, the food drop-off locations included Drayer Physical Therapy Institute outpatient centers in Carlisle, Dillsburg, Harrisburg, Hummelstown, Lancaster, Mount Joy and York.

Photo: Royer’s in West York collected the most pounds of nonperishable food (194) among our 16 stores. From left, Jamie Raffensberger, sales; Kelly Miller, assistant manager; Jackie Dahms, store manager; Jontra Marquardt, sales; Chris Lentz, designer.

2017 Stems Hunger food drive wish list

The 2017 edition of our annual food drive, Royer’s Stems Hunger, benefits the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

Non-perishable items can be dropped off June 17-July 1 at any one of our stores. For every item, the donor will receive a free carnation, up to six per visit.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank notes that items rich in protein, which are essential to providing adequate nutrition, are the most desired food drive donation items.

These include:
• Peanut butter (to-go size)
• Shelf-stable 100 percent fruit juice
• Canned chicken or tuna
• Single-serve macaroni and cheese
• Shelf-stable milk (8 ounces)
• Almonds
• Individual fruit cups (peaches, pears, mixed fruit, 4 ounces)

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank asks that all items be labeled, factor- sealed and in good condition.

Royer’s Kids Club event June 17 to kick off Royer’s Stems Hunger food drive

Our annual food drive – Royer’s Stems Hunger – returns June 17-July 1 to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

The Royer’s Kids Club will kick off the food drive with a June 17 event in all stores. Children ages 5 to 12 are asked to donate a nonperishable food item as the price of admission, and to bring an empty food can in which to make an arrangement for themselves.

Participants will receive a balloon and will have an opportunity to enter the kids club birthday card design contest.

Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required by calling your nearest Royer’s store.

‘Royer’s Stems Hunger’ food drive returns June 17-July 1

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Royer’s annual food drive returns June 17-July 1 to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

For each nonperishable food item, donors will receive a free carnation, up to a maximum of six carnations per visit.

Donations may be dropped off at any Royer’s store during normal business hours.

Additional drop-off locations are available at seven area Drayer Physical Therapy Institute outpatient centers: 3 Jennifer Court, Suite A, Carlisle; 120 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg; 5000 Commons Drive, Harrisburg; 8125 Adams Drive, Suite B, Hummelstown; 2125 Noll Drive, Suite 100, Lancaster; 755 E. Main St., Mount Joy; 1805 Loucks Road, Suite 200, York.

For the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s wish list, click here.

Royer’s annual food drive collects more than one ton for area food banks

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Joe Arthur, executive director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, and Erica Bixby, manager of Royer’s in Hershey, which collected the most pounds of any Royer’s store.

Royer’s annual food drive collected more than one ton of non-perishable items for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

From June 18-July 2, “Royer’s Stems Hunger” asked customers to drop off donations at any Royer’s store 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 total of 2,061 pounds included contributions from five Drayer Physical Therapy Institute outpatient centers in the midstate.

In its six-year history, Royer’s Stems Hunger has collected nearly 12,000 pounds of food.

Royer’s Kids Club event June 18 to kick off annual ‘Royer’s Stems Hunger’ food drive

Royer’s annual food drive – Royer’s Stems Hunger – will take place June 18-July 2 to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

Royer’s Kids Club will help out with a special event on June 18 for children ages 5 to 12.

They are asked to donate a non-perishable food item as the price of admission and to bring an empty food can in which to make an arrangement for themselves.

Participants also will have an opportunity to enter the kids club’s birthday card design contest and will receive a balloon.

Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at each of Royer’s 16 stores in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.

Registration is required by calling your nearest Royer’s store.

In its five-year history, Royer’s Stems Hunger has collected nearly five tons of food.

Royer’s annual food drive returns June 18-July 2 to benefit food banks

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Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ annual food drive returns June 18-July 2, now twice as long as it used to be and for the first time accepting online donations.

Royer’s Stems Hunger benefits the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

In its five-year history, Royer’s Stems Hunger has collected nearly five tons of food.

For each nonperishable food item, donors will receive a free carnation, up to a maximum of six carnations per visit.

Donations may be dropped off at any Royer’s store during normal business hours.

Additional drop-off locations are available at five area Drayer Physical Therapy Institute outpatient centers:

  • 120 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg
  • 3399 Trindle Road, 2nd Floor, Camp Hill
  • 450 Powers Ave., Lower Level, Harrisburg
  • 5000 Commons Drive, Harrisburg
  • 5108 E. Trindle Road, Suite 200, Mechanicsburg

Meanwhile, to make a monetary contribution online, visit centralpafoodbank.org/RoyersStemsHunger.