Food bank schedules military share distribution

From staff reports

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania will host a produce express program to provide food for active military members, veterans and their families.

The military share distribution will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1835, on Ninth Street in Franklin.

The program is designed to include fresh, nutritious foods for families with at least one member who has served or is serving in the armed forces or National Guard.

Although specific items distributed at the military share will vary based on Second Harvest’s available inventory, each eligible family will receive fresh produce, one quart of fresh milk, one dozen eggs, cheese and a box of shelf-stable pantry staples such as soup, pasta, sauce and cereal, according to the food bank. When available, meat, fish, and poultry products will be included.

The food bank asks participants to take photo identification and bags or boxes, and to pre-register by calling Gerry Weiss at (814) 459-3663, Ext. 120.