According to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger each year. 1 in 6 people live with food insecurity, meaning they lack access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for all household members. The number of families with limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods has been growing significantly in recent years. This problem affects not just urban areas, but rural and suburban populations like we have here in the Susquehanna Valley. Seniors and children are especially vulnerable.
Community Harvest is a weekly hot meal program offering food and fellowship to the people of Milton and the surrounding communities. We prepare and serve nutritious food to approximately 200 individuals. All are welcome to attend regardless of age, income, or religious affiliation. Donations are gladly accepted to help us cover the cost of food.
When: 5:00- 6:30 p.m., most Mondays
Where: St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 102 Lower Market Street, Milton
Who: A dedicated team of volunteers from Bucknell University and the local community work to transform the church's gym into a massive dining room and prepare a balanced nutritious meal for patrons.
How: The average weekly cost of a meal at Community Harvest is $300, to feed all patrons which is about $2/per person. Support for Community Harvest comes from Bucknell University, St. Andrew's Church, Parkhurst Dining Services as well as private donations. Weis Market in Lewisburg also donates baked goods for our meals.