Bread Basket of NEPA receives support from community

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SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A local organization, which helps feed the hungry, is getting a big boost from the community.

Bread Basket of NEPA operates five food pantries throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, including one at Elm Park United Methodist Church in downtown Scranton.

Besides receiving food donations from grocery stores and the public, a local restaurant is also responding to the organization’s need.

Clarks Summit-based “Hooked on State Street” has been a regular contributor during this pandemic.

It’s most recent donation consists of several containers of seafood soup.

“Our clients, they don’t get to go to restaurants so this is a big deal. It’s a real treat for them and that’s a really great thing that a restaurant can do for these people,” said Phoebe Wilson, Executive Director, Bread Basket of NEPA.

Bread Basket of NEPA serves about 140 clients per week throughout its five food pantries in Lackawanna County.

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