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W-B Food Bank Helping Federal Employees Impacted By Gov’t Shutdown

January 24, 2019

The Commission on Economic Opportunity Weinberg Regional Food Bank announced it is helping federal employees impacted by the government shutdown.

The Weinberg Food Bank in conjunction with its national partner, Feeding America, will mobilize its resources, employees, and volunteers to aid those affected by the shutdown.

Employees and their families that are missing paychecks due to the federal shutdown and are in need of food will be eligible to go to local food pantries.

“The federal government crisis is hurting some government workers across the USA, including those affected in northeastern Pennsylvania,” Rich Kutz, director of the food bank said in a news release. “Monetary donations, non-perishable food and volunteers are needed to help these people.”

Donations can be made at www.ceopeoplehelpigpeople.org or Weinberg Food Bank at CEO, P.O. Box 1127, Wilkes-Barre PA 18703; Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Center for Healthy Living, 185 Research Drive, Jenkins Twp., PA 18640; Broad Street Business Exchange, 100 W. Broad St., Suite 11, Hazleton, PA 18201; PO Box 74, Tunkhannock, PA 18657-0074; or P.O. Box 3116, Scranton, PA 18505-3116.

— STAFF REPORT