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Midwest Food Bank of Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, an estimated 1 in 8 households suffer from food insecurity. An equally troubling number is the 40% of food that is wasted. In an effort to bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity, Jason and Aleta Serrano are opening a division of Midwest Food Bank in the Keystone State. 

It started with a box of cereal and a smile that left a lasting impression on a 7-year-old boy in New York. Jason, now in his early 40s, has a clear memory of those gifts. “I know she was smiling because she was doing God’s work, says Jason. “It was a smile that made you feel someone cares.” 

That feeling had such an impact that Jason and Aleta want to take action on God’s behalf. The Serranos are leading a team of organizers with a goal of making MFB Pennsylvania fully operational by the end of Summer 2020. MFB Pennsylvania will work alongside other organizations to reach those in need. Thanks to state’s efficient transportation system, it is also positioned to serve surrounding states, making it an epicenter of help. 

The team is actively seeking a location in the Harrisburg-Hershey area. An inaugural food distribution was held on Saturday, June 20, 2020. A semi-load of 40,000 pounds of food was delivered and distributed from the Summit International School of Ministry, Grantville, PA.

Click here to contribute to Midwest Food Bank Pennsylvania's efforts to help those in need.

For more information and to see how you can be involved, please contact Lori Renne, Executive Director of Midwest Food Bank Pennsylvania. lrenne@midwestfoodbank.org