JENKINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY– People braved the cold, and the icy roads to give back on Monday.
Thirty people helped out at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foodbank for a service day in honor of Martin Luther King Day, with some help from the Commision on Economic Epportunity (CEO). Together, they filled 289 boxes with non-perishable foods that will be distributed to local families.
CEO officials say one in four children, and one in five adults in their service area are at risk of going hungry. Some of the volunteers say they’ve seen hunger first hand.
“Definitely in our school, we see people who could just have more,” Janelle Dudek, of the Pittston Area Key Club, told Eyewitness News. “So it just feels good to give back to people who we see regularly, and we know it could help affect them in a way.”
CEO says that while today was incredibly helpful, they’d love to have more volunteers year-round. If you’d like to volunteer with CEO, give them a call at 570-826-0510.