posted on: Apr 15, 2015
We asked our Cumberland County neighbors to join our annual SHARE Your Lunch initiative on April 1, and the results are truly amazing. The one-day fundraiser challenged participants to simply donate the monetary equivalent of a day’s lunch. In that one day, we raised more than $3,000 for our neighbors in need, with more donations arriving daily.
All funds raised through the SHARE Your Lunch initiative will be used immediately to provide monthly food distribution and emergency food assistance to neighbors in need in western Cumberland County. Even small donations can make a big difference. Project SHARE is able to turn a $1 donation into $10. This is possible through a combination of contributions, gleaning, business food donations and the ability to buy in bulk at discount prices.
Participants included local schools, restaurants and business.
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posted on: Apr 14, 2015
A big THANK YOU to our West Shore Evangelical Free Church Youth who worked at Project SHARE’s Farm Stand last Saturday. The Farm Stand is a supplement to our monthly food distributions so recipients can get fresh nutritious food as needed. It is open to anyone in the community who is in need.
If you or your group would like to volunteer, contact us at (717) 249-7773. Everyone has a talent to help others!
posted on: Mar 30, 2015
Project SHARE announced the winners of the ninth annual Central PA Canstruction competition, which took place March 27, at the Keystone Building in Harrisburg. The event raises awareness of hunger through the design and construction of sculptures made entirely of canned food items, which are then donated to Central Pennsylvanians in need.
“No one should ever have to face hunger,” said Elaine Livas, Project SHARE executive director. “Canstruction allows everyone to have fun while working hard to help our neighbors in need. Our sculptures made of canned food tell the very important story of the 160,000 people in Central PA who face hunger every day.”
A group of independent community judges named the following winners:
• Juror’s Choice: The team of Dawood Engineering and Gannett Fleming for “The Sweetest Place on Earth”;
• Best Use of Labels:…Read more