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Price Rite Marketplace in Susquehanna Township joined Conagra and the Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region to distribute food and essentials to approximately 800 families in Harrisburg recently. Each family received a 25-pound box of food, additional fresh produce and shelf-stable foods, a 15-pound box of personal care essentials, and children's books for summer reading. The giveaway was part of the Feeding Minds & Bodies campaign, a joint effort of Price Rite and Feed the Children. It is one of eight events planned for 2018 to address hunger during the summer months, back-to-school and the holidays. Above, from left, Major John Griner of the Salvation Army, Price Rite Marketplace President Jim Dorey, and Price Rite associate Dorothy Hill were among the volunteers at the Feeding Minds & Bodies event.
Price Rite Marketplace in Susquehanna Township joined Conagra and the Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region to distribute food and essentials to approximately 800 families in Harrisburg recently. Each family received a 25-pound box of food, additional fresh produce and shelf-stable foods, a 15-pound box of personal care essentials, and children's books for summer reading. The giveaway was part of the Feeding Minds & Bodies campaign, a joint effort of Price Rite and Feed the Children. It is one of eight events planned for 2018 to address hunger during the summer months, back-to-school and the holidays. Above, from left, Major John Griner of the Salvation Army, Price Rite Marketplace President Jim Dorey, and Price Rite associate Dorothy Hill were among the volunteers at the Feeding Minds & Bodies event. Tracy Fletcher, above right, vice president and commercial community development lending team leader for Fulton Bank, gives a $1,000 donation to Ray D'Agostino, executive director of Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership. Pittsburgh-based Federal Home Loan Bank gave Fletcher its Council's Award for Community Investment in recognition of his commitment to business development, affordable housing and outreach in underserved communities. The award comes with the opportunity to donate $1,000 to any nonprofit organization. Fletcher chose LHOP, which provides housing services and resources to Lancaster County residents. Belco Community Credit Union's Mechanicsburg Branch Manager Tom Miller, second from left, gave a donation of $500 to Gather the Spirit for Justice, a volunteer-driven Harrisburg nonprofit. Its programs are offered through Common Ground Community Center and Common Ground Cafe, located at the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg. The cafe holds a free breakfast funded by Central PA Food Bank on the last Saturday of each month. Belco volunteers served 253 meals for 154 guests at a recent breakfast, above. PSECU gave $2,200 from its PSECU Gives Back vote-based community donation campaign to Pennsylvania Enviothon, a natural resource environmental education program that combines classroom learning and outdoor activities. Susquehanna Township-based PSECU also gave $500 each to three additional nonprofits, Alzheimer's Association, Children's Miracle Network and Feeding Pennsylvania, as part of its Gives Back program. Above, PSECU Director of Public Relations Margaret Delmonico, at center, presents the donation to representatives from the PA Envirothon. Middlesex Township-based Giant/Martin's raised a record-breaking $758,610 during its annual in-store Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals balloon campaign fundraiser, held June 24 to July 7. The announcement was made at Giant and CMN's Celebrity Putting Contest, above, that paired Penn State Children's Hospital's “Miracle” children with local media personalities. About 30 principals and staff members from East Pennsboro Township-based Boyer & Ritter LLC, above, ran together at the Harrisburg Mile fundraiser, which supports the youth and child-care programs at the Harrisburg YMCA. Employees from Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. visited the YWCA Greater Harrisburg's Camp Reily, served breakfast to campers, shown above, and stayed for a photo booth activity. The YWCA outdoor day camp in Middle Paxton Township offers structured, themed activities that promote creativity, hands-on learning, physical activity, teamwork and personal growth. Springettsbury Township-based Dawn Food Products Inc. made a $10,000 contribution to the Cultural Alliance of York County's annual campaign. The Alliance aims to raise $1 million in 2018 to support artists and arts organizations in York County. Shown above, from left, are: Cultural Alliance 2018 Campaign Co-Chair Jared Bean, Cultural Alliance Campaign Director Jennifer Glassmyer, Dawn Foods Senior Human Resource Manager Giana VanNice, and Dawn's York Plant Controller Kevin Sult. Harrisburg-based Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania recently partnered with Fresenius Kidney Care treatment centers to support Camp Kydnie, a weeklong summer camp for children with kidney disease, and its Keys to Camp fundraiser. Employees collected more than 120 pounds of keys, a donation that funded campership scholarships for five children. Shown from left are Kidney Foundation staff members Michelle Aiello, Heather Lowe and Brittney Landis. Manheim Township-based RKL LLP joined friends and neighbors in the York community for the United Way of York County Day of Action. Shown above are some of the RKL volunteers who helped stain cabins at YWCA York Camp Cann-Edi-On in York Haven. First Capital Federal Credit Union staff volunteered for the York County Department of Parks and Recreation during the recent United Way of York County Day of Action. The team, shown above, painted picnic tables and a pavilion at the Seven Valleys stop along the York County Heritage Rail Trail. Nearly 1,000 people participated in 77 projects across York County during the Day of Action. Giant Food Stores LLC and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health announced a $500,000 donation to the planned Pediatric Inpatient Center at Lancaster General Hospital. The Pediatric Inpatient Center, which will be located in the hospital's new Frederick Building, will offer state-of-the-art design, technology and programs in a child- and family-centered environment. Construction is set begin this fall, with the opening expected in summer 2019. Shown are Giant Food Stores CEO Nicholas Bertram, left, and LG Health President and CEO Jan Bergen. Millersburg-based Mid Penn Bank recently raised $60,000 for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition and $40,000 the American Cancer Society northeast region during its fourth annual Celebrity Golf Tournament for Charity. Events included a pairings party at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and a golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Harrisburg. Shown above, front row, from left: Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy; Honorary Chair Liz Jaworski; American Cancer Society Senior Community Development Manager Yolanda Rice; American Cancer Society Senior Manager of Community Development Dee Mathis; Mid Penn Bank President and CEO Rory Ritrievi; and Ron Jaworski. Back row, from left: Gerald Henderson Sr., Bill Bergey, Jim Nelson, Jake Bergey, Seth Joyner, Beasley Reece, Chas Henry and Ben Davis. Susquehanna Township-based PSECU is hosting Children's Miracle Network families at nine minor league baseball games around the state this summer, and has raised $18,000 for the cause this season with jersey and memorabilia auctions at the games. Above, Children's Miracle Network children pose with mascots during a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game. The sponsorship included events with the Harrisburg Senators and Lancaster Barnstormers recently, with upcoming dates including July 24 at PeoplesBank Park with the York Revolution, and a return to FNB Field, City Island, with the Senators on Aug. 17. The York Division of Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania held its annual training at the York Alliance Church in York over a recent weekend. Therapeutic recreation staff members participated in adapted daily living skills (ADL) training and behavior management training. The two-day training session helps staff members improve their communication and compassion to individuals with disabilities and helps to provide an enjoyable and safe environment for their campers and community-based program participants. Above, from left, therapeutic recreation staff members Zack Anderson, Taylor Anderson and Craig Guldin take turns learning different ways to safely transfer someone from a wheelchair. Employees from East Pennsboro Township-based Gannett Fleming, above, from left, Heidi Suhr, Ashley McGinnis and Hannah Copenheaver, paint a chicken coop as part a community service project at Milk & Honey Farms in Linglestown last month. The farm's motto, “food for people, not for profit,” drives their mission to grow, harvest and donate food for Harrisburg area food banks and shelters. In 2017, they donated over 3,000 pounds of produce to the MilitaryShare program of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Bethesda Mission and others. Their goal is to double that amount in 2018.

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