Throughout November, Bureau of Community Corrections facilities across Pennsylvania held food drives to support local food banks and organizations prepare for Thanksgiving and the holiday season.
Scranton Pavilion held a drive to support United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA, and several reentrants also volunteered a few hours every week to support the organization.
Geo Scranton raised money for two local food banks: Keystone Mission, which received a $750 donation, and St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, which received a $940 donation. Scranton CCC also supported St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen by collecting nearly $1,000 of items in October (photo above). Reentrants from Scranton CCC also donate their time serving at the kitchen.
In Central PA, Harrisburg CCC and Keystone Correctional Services donated to support the Central PA Food Bank, and York CCC donated to Life Path Christian Ministries.
Meanwhile, Wernersville CCC donated 157 pounds of food items to Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank in Reading.