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Church helps to fight hunger

on July 23, 2014 10:49 AM

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana social justice project focus is to assist fighting hunger in Indiana County. In addition to donations made through the congregation, a grant was received from Martin’s Food Store in White Township.

The Indiana County Community Action Program Power Pack Program is designed to help meet the needs of children at risk of hunger when food resources aren’t available for them, especially during the summer because students don’t have the typical school-lunch programs to help in their daily nutrition.

This is a countywide outreach to elementary school children. The food and items collected for the program are easy-to-manage foods to feed children.

In Indiana County, 500 children are now receiving The Power Packs, and it is estimated that more than 400 other children are in need. If you would like to make a donation to the ICCAP Power Pack Program, call (724) 463-7440 for more information.


Photo: Pictured with the Martin’s food items are, seated, from left, First UU children Jacob Lamott, grandson of Patti Holmes; Torah and Kadin Zlacki-Johnson, children of Monique Zlacki-Johnson; and standing are Liz Cook, religious education committee member and First UU religious education student; and her son Joe Cook. (Submitted photo)


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