Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania lends helping hand to Helping Harvest

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SPRING TOWNSHIP, PA –The staff at Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania joined dozens of volunteers Thursday night to pack over 1,700 boxes of healthy food for low-income seniors.  

The line of volunteers worked in tandem at Helping Harvest in Berks County to assemble the care packages of healthy food. The nonprofit food bank provides the Senior Boxes to more than 1,600 low-income seniors and delivers to more than 80 senior living centers in Berks and Schuylkill counties. 

“We’re always looking for opportunities to partner with community organizations as part of our mission to cultivate better lives,” said Fernando Torres, Security Supervisor for PWPA. “We were so thankful for this opportunity at Helping Harvest to help seniors in need.”

The packages included cereal, juice and milk, peanut butter, spaghetti, canned fruits and vegetables, meat and cheese. The program dates back about 20 years, and it serves an important role to ensure seniors have enough food on the table, said Deb Mest, Helping Harvest’s Agency and Volunteer Services Manager.

She said it means so much to see area businesses and community members show their support.

“It’s a wonderful thing for the community,” Mest said. “It gives everyone a chance to come in and help, knowing that they are helping seniors who are struggling. This says that our community is really engaged and dedicated to helping their neighbors.”

To learn more about the program: Click here.


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Leah Fassnacht