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Food Packaging Event

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Williamsport, will be hosting a meal packaging project on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. – noon or possibly longer. Their goal is to package 20,000 pasta and tomato basil meals that will be donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and area food pantries. These highly nutritious soy-fortified meals have a shelf life of two years and cost 25 cents each to produce. Their goal is to raise $5,000. If they raise more, then they can package additional meals.  The counties the northern Central Pennsylvania Food Bank serves are counties of high food insecurity. The term food insecurity means children come home from school with little or no food in the house. One in four children in Clinton County are food insecure. Lycoming County is slightly better. While we cannot solve all the causes of hunger, packaging a meal and giving something nutritious to a family is a physical act to serve our neighbor. The Outreach committee of St. Mark’s Lutheran invites you to participate. They will need volunteers on Saturday, April 29. Please contact the following for more information.

Michele Owen, 570-323-4619, mowen@stmarkswilliamsport.org, St. Marks Youth & Family Ministry

Becky Miller Pryor, 570-971-4585, murphy173@verizon.net, St. Marks Outreach Chairperson

Donations to cover the meals can be made out to St. Mark’s Lutheran or “Outreach, Inc.” and given to either Michele or Becky or mail to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market Street, Williamsport PA 17701.