Community Harvest is a weekly hot meal program offering food and fellowship to the people of Milton and surrounding communities. We prepare and serve nutritious food to approximately 200 individuals, with much of the food grown locally at the Lewisburg Community Garden. All are welcome to attend regardless of age, income or religious affiliation. Donations are gladly accepted to help us cover the cost of food. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to help.
Meals are served from 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 102 Lower Market St., Milton.
Bucknell University proudly serves the community at three local Head Start sites: Lewisburg, Milton and Sunbury. Approximately 50 volunteers commute to each site for an hour or two each week to build meaningful relationships with the children of the community. Volunteers are organized based on availability and are sent in groups of two or three to classrooms of 18 children, ages 3 to 5.
Transportation can be provided by fellow students who have access to a car or by the coordinators of the Head Start program who have access to university vehicles. If you're interested in volunteering, contact:
Enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread served in a hand-crafted ceramic bowl for a donation of $10. Proceeds help support the Community Harvest hot meal program in Milton, an initiative that serves 80-120 people every Monday evening. Guests get to take home an "empty bowl" of their choice to remind them that there are many individuals in our society struggling with hunger.
This program provides holiday gifts for local community members in need. To give back, just pick a snowflake gift request from the tree, purchase your gift and leave it under the tree. The Giving Tree will be up in Bertrand Library lobby, just outside of the Civic Engagement office on Friday, Nov. 1. Gifts are due by Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Each spring, Bucknell students, faculty and staff volunteer their time to assist local downtown businesses and agencies with spring projects. Applications to participate or submit a project will open in March.
Students, faculty and staff donate baskets with traditional Thanksgiving foods to local families in need. Volunteers can either provide their own basket or bring a monetary donation to the Office of Civic Engagement. Smaller donations of canned goods are welcome, as well. Donations are due by Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Each basket should include a minimum of:
Gift Certificate for Turkey ($20-$25)
Stuffing (2 boxes)
Potatoes (2 boxes)
Cranberry Sauce (2 cans)
Canned Vegetables (2 cans)
Gravy (1 jar/can)
A sturdy basket or bag to carry all the items!
Lynn Pierson, Assistant Director for Community Service