Friends of the Poor holds 14th food giveaway since pandemic began

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Millions of people have taken a serious hit because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But now, many are getting help. In Scranton, the Friends of the Poor and the Weinburg Food Bank put on a food drive Wednesday. This is the 14th food drive they’ve held together.

Hundreds showed up at the Scranton High School for food. Since the beginning of the pandemic, they estimate they’ve helped as many as 20,000 people.

“This is our 14th and we do between 800-1,000. I mean when we first started it was 600 it just keeps climbing. So its 15-20,000 individuals in the families that are represented there,” Sister Ann Walsh, Assistant Director of Friends Of The Poor and IHM Sister, said.

The food bank ended at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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