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Scranton CCC Collects Items for Local Soup Kitchen

November 29, 2021 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

A table full of food

For the month of October, the Scranton Community Corrections Center collected nearly $1,000 worth of items for the St. Francis Soup Kitchen located in Scranton. Staff and reentrants collected items specifically for the Thanksgiving feast that St. Francis puts on every year for the homeless and less fortunate citizens of the Scranton area.

A few of Scranton's reentrants also volunteered their time to help out in the kitchen in November.

St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen is a nonprofit soup kitchen in Scranton that was founded in 1978. Lunch is served seven days a week from 11-12, and dinner is served Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-6. They rely heavily on food and monetary donations.

The Scranton CCC also helped with other community service projects, including the Abington Community Library Book Sale and the Dalton Library Community Service Project. The Scranton Parole District Office volunteers with each annually, and this year they needed extra support from the CCC. Scranton CCC residents helped by setting up tables, displays and clean up at the end of the event.

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