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Feeding Pennsylvania promotes and aids our member food banks in securing food and other resources to reduce hunger and food insecurity in their communities and across Pennsylvania.

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank: March – June Featured Work

June 25, 2020

Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank joined WNEP’s Special Edition of Feed A Friend

With so many people out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, families who never had to ask for help before are now turning to food banks. Because of this, WNEP decided to relaunch their Feed A Friend program.

Usually, the Feed-a-Friend campaign is a food drive that happens only around Thanksgiving. However, the News Station relaunched a special springtime edition because of the tremendous demand.

The goal of the campaign was to help fill a need at places, including CEO Weinberg Food Bank in the Pittston area and many other distribution locations. It’s a need that’s larger than ever, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

Four major food banks that serve Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania are almost always busy providing meals, but now that need for food is much greater than ever.

“These are families now that exhausted their credit cards, used their nest egg, and are struggling to make sure that they have food on the table for their families. So that’s what we’re seeing every day,” Gene Brady with CEO Weinberg Food Bank said.

It’s a crisis that can be eased through your donations and by the selfless work of the volunteers serving on the frontlines.

Cabot Oil & Gas donates 100 gallons of hand sanitizer to the Weinberg Food Bank

For years the Weinberg Food Bank has been donating to people who need it. But during the pandemic – it was their volunteers who received a donation.

Cabot Oil and Gas delivered 100 gallons of hand sanitizer to the food bank in Pittston.

“Hand sanitizer, among other products have been difficult to get in but we worked internally with our supply chain across the country and we were able to bring in that product,” Cabot’s Bill Desrosiers said. “It did take a little bit of effort and time to get that product shipped in from Texas of all places, but it feels good to be able to give back to those in need.

Weinberg volunteers have been working harder than ever. They say the demand to help the food insecure has tripled because of the pandemic.

Feeding Pennsylvania and the Weinberg Food Bank is incredibly grateful for this donation.

DePietro’s Pharmacy recently contributed $10,000 to the Heart of Scranton: A Virtual Fundraiser to Help Our Neighbors

In April, DePietro’s Pharmacy recently contributed $10,000 to the Heart of Scranton: A Virtual Fundraiser to Help Our Neighbors. The fundraiser was led by Scranton’s Mayor Paige Cognetti in partnership with the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation. This fundraiser focuses on food insecurity and will benefit CEO/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, Friends of the Poor and Meals on Wheels of NEPA. Community partners matched funds totaling $100,000.