Tamaqua "Hunger Weekend" May 17 and 18

By Jayne Ann Bugda | jbugda@pahomepage.com

Published 03/22 2014 01:31AM

Updated 03/28 2014 12:42AM

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network, an affiliate of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership, is sponsoring “Hunger Weekend” to help provide food for families living in the boundaries of the Tamaqua Area School District that are in need of a helping hand.


Members of TAFFN and The Tamaqua Area Community Partnership are encouraging service organizations, businesses, church groups and individuals to collect food and funds that will be given to the community food banks at the Tamaqua Salvation Army and Tamaqua Trinity United Church of Christ which in turn distribute food to those families that need help. The date for the weekend is May 17 and 18 with a rain date of May 24 and 25.


Hunger Weekend culminates on Sunday, May 18 with the Tamaqua Hunger Walk. Walkers will meet at St. Luke’s parking lot on South Railroad and walk north to Broad, west to Catawissa, north to Lafayette, east to Nescopeck, south to Broad, east to South Railroad, south to the parking lot. Those choosing to walk will ask people to sponsor them.


Anyone having an idea how the Tamaqua area can make the “Hunger Week-End” more beneficial to the needy of our area please call Paul Dodson at 570-668-0289.


For more information or for participation and donation forms, contact Paul Dodson at 570-668-0289.




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