Help feed children during summer months

First Posted: 6/19/2014

Several years ago, the board of directors of the Back Mountain Food Pantry, located at the Trucksville United Methodist Church, decided to create a summer program to provide extra food for school age children during the months of June, July and August.

The children are home all day and cannot take advantage of school breakfasts and lunches. They might otherwise go hungry except for the extra assistance given by this innovative program.

While all non-perishable foods are needed and welcome at any time, the greatest needs to make this program work are breakfast and lunch foods that children can easily open or prepare for themselves. These items include: cold cereal, instant oatmeal, evaporated and condensed milk, peanut butter and jelly, juice, macaroni and cheese, tuna fish, Spam, canned fruit, soup, granola bars, and prepared Jell-O and pudding.

Individuals or groups wishing to donate a monetary gift or nonperishable food may call the pantry at 696-2917 for information or to arrange a mutually convenient time for volunteers on duty to receive the food. Food may also be dropped off at the following locations during regular operating hours: Cooks Pharmacy, Route 309 in Shavertown, Hilbert’s Tractor Store, Route 415 in Dallas and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Route 118, Dallas.

Monetary donations may be mailed to the Back Mountain Food Pantry, c/o Trucksville United Methodist Church, 40 Knob Hill Road, Trucksville, PA 18708.

The members of the Board of Directors of the Back Mountain Food Pantry wish to thank everyone for their support all year long.

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