The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Mifflinburg Region

March 14, 2013

Poverty, how to help others topic of talk at Beaver Memorial

LEWISBURG –  Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church will host a “Potluck on Poverty," a panel discussion on the cause and effect of poverty in the Susquehanna Valley, this Sunday, March 17.

The event will take place in the fellowship hall of the church at 42 S. Third St. in Lewisburg from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendees are invited to bring a covered dish to share and shelf-stable food items to support the Union County Food Bank and Haven Ministries.

Three  local professionals involved with helping those in need will discuss practical ways that local residents can contribute to programs.

They are Kathy Storm, director of the Union County Food Bank; Christy Zeigler, assistant director of Haven Ministries; and Seneca Foote, former CEO at Albright Care Services.

“We’re living in a time where an increasing number of people in our community could use a little help in one way or another,” said  Foote, who helps coordinate the church's "Dinner by the River" program, which serves close to 400 meals each month to Lewisburg area residents.

“Poverty is now a random predator in our society affecting a growing number of our neighbors,” he said. “There are a variety of programs in our area in great need of volunteers, and it’s our hope this event will show people how easy it is to lend a hand.”

For additional information or to inquire about local volunteer opportunities, please contact the Beaver Memorial church office at (570) 524-0809.

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