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HUNGER ACTION MONTH

September is Hunger Action Month, when Feeding America and member food banks, including the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community, all month long. Hunger Action Month is your opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our effort to feed more in your community than ever before. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or volunteering, you can find the way that’s right for you to make a difference during Hunger Action Month. Together, we can solve hunger.

Last year, over 12.5 million pounds of food was given to our neighbors in need.  So far this year, with much of the increase due to COVID, we distributed over 10.5 million pounds in just the first 6 months!

Feeding America estimates suggest the number of people at risk of hunger in Northeast Pennsylvania has increased – due to COVID – by 31,000 people.  With over 101,000 people facing hunger in NEPA, including 1 in 4 children – we desperately need your help!

This year may look a little different, but here are a few ideas for getting involved:

Employee Dress Down Day –  Even if you are working remotely! Ask your employees to donate to the Food Bank and wear orange, the color of hunger awareness. Take a picture or screenshot during a Zoom meeting and post it on Social Media, tag CEO so we can share it too!

Host a Virtual Food Drive – make it a contest between departments or locations to see who can have the greatest impact.  Raise money instead of cans:  Thanks to the Food Bank's wholesale purchasing power and efficient distribution model, a financial gift provides more food than through a traditional food drive - doubling or even tripling the amount of food your dollar can buy at the grocery store.

Sign up for Virtual Hunger 101 - a simulation of what it is like to struggle to feed your family.  This activity is best followed by a volunteer activity - either at our volunteer site or with a food distribution partner in the community.  Contact Gretchen for more info: ghunt@ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org

Host a volunteer day at the Food Bank's COVID Food Relief Volunteer site and invite your employees and their families to come out and help feed our community.  Group size limits, masks, social distancing and all other health/safety precautions are followed.  Contact Grace Nava to schedule group volunteer activities:  gnava@ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org or visit our volunteer page: www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org/volunteer

Make a donation - you can even invite your friends to donate with you!

Find us on Social Media – like, share and spread the word!   

Know someone who needs food? 

Find a local food pantry:  visit our website, www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org or call 570-826-0510 or 800-822-0359 to be referred.

Apply for SNAP benefits (food stamps):  Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us or apply by phone by calling 570-826-0510 or 800-822-0359.

All of this info is available on our website, on our Hunger Action Month page:  www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org/hunger_action_month

 

HOW TO HELP DURING COVID-19

Know someone who needs food?

Find a local food pantry: https://www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org/find_a_food_pantry

or call 570-826-0510 or 800-822-05359 to be referred.

Apply for SNAP benefits (food stamps): Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us -or-

Apply by phone by calling 570-826-0510 or 800-822-0359.

How you can help:

Make a financial contribution: Support the Food Bank so we can keep food flowing to pantries and to families and seniors in need. · Give online: www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org

· Give by phone: 570-826-0510 or 800-822-05359

· Give by mail: CEO Weinberg Food Bank, 185 Research Drive, Jenkins Twp, PA 18640

· Get your friends involved! Create your own fundraiser for CEO on Facebook – www.facebook.com/ceonepa

Check out our Virtual Food Drive! We are not accepting food drive donations at this time. LINK: www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org/virtualfooddrive

Volunteers in good health are needed to pack food for giveaway. You can sign up to volunteer on our website: www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org

Your gift makes a difference all year long!

Please become a member of our Monthly Giving Club today!

It’s a simple way to make a lasting difference to our neighbors in need every month of the year. Any gift you can make today will help feed more people in our community. But please, consider becoming a monthly donor — because hunger affects people 365 days a year.

1. How does it work?
Your monthly gift to Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank’s Monthly Giving Club will be charged to your credit card. It’s an easy, tax-deductible way to help support the Food Bank.

2. How does it help the Food Bank?
Because we can count on a certain income each month, we can budget our donated income more efficiently and help even more struggling neighbors.

3. How do I join?
Decide on a monthly pledge amount and use one of the links below to make your first donation and your credit card or paypal account will be automatically charged each month.

4. What if I change my mind?
You can easily change the amount of your gift or withdraw from the Monthly Giving Club for any reason at any time by calling 570-826-0510 or logging into your PayPal account and modifying the monthly commitment.

If you have a PayPal account use this button. Simply check the box "Make this a monthly donation" after entering the gift amount.

VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE

Why use the Virtual Food Drive?

Your donation goes further on the Virtual Food Drive! Thanks to the Food Bank's wholesale purchasing power and efficient distribution model, a gift made here provides more food than through a traditional food drive —– doubling or even tripling the amount of food your dollar can provide at the grocery store. Your donation will help us purchase more of our most-needed food items, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and other sources of protein like peanut butter, and even fresh dairy products. Click here for more info

FOOD PANTRY LOCATOR

Zoom in on the map to find a Lackawanna or Luzerne County Food Pantry or Program, along with the bus routes to help you get there. All major grocery stores are listed as well.

This Esri web map application is best viewed using the latest version of the Google Chrome Internet Web Browser and Adobe Flash Player.

 

CEO Hazleton Food Pantry

Broad Street Business Exchange
100 West Broad Street
Suite 11 (lower level)
(corner of West Broad and South Laurel Streets)

HOURS:

Monday and Thursday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - Noon

 

CEO Wilkes-Barre Food Pantry

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
190 South Main Street
(corner of South and South Main Streets; use South Street side entrance.)

HOURS:

Monday and Wednesday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - Noon
Closed in November

 

CEO Wyoming County Food Pantry

CEO Wyoming County office
Wyoming County Human Services Building
819 Hunter Highway - lower level
(across from Wal-Mart)

HOURS:

Monday through Friday 8am - 4 pm.  Appointments preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. 570-836-4090.

 

Other Food Pantries:

Ample Harvest's website: http://www.ampleharvest.org/find-pantry.php 

 

Contact us

Use the contact form below to send us an email.

Keep in touch with us

You can contact us anytime. To find out more about the Food Bank, how to volunteer, or sponsor – use this form or give us a call:

Name: CEO’s Weinberg Regional Food Bank
Phone: 570-826-0510
Address: 165 Amber Ln, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702