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Local families receive free food boxes from York County Food Bank

Volunteers at the York County Food Bank worked hard on Saturday to make sure families in our area don't go hungry.

WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. — The York County Food Bank partnered with multiple businesses and organizations once again to host a pop-up food distribution on Saturday.

Food was distributed outside of the John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville.

People received non-perishable items like peanut butter, rice and canned tuna.

Food boxes also included meat, produce and dairy.

Volunteers say food distributions like these are especially needed these days, as prices for groceries have gone up with many already struggling to buy food because of the pandemic.

"There was a report that came out not too long ago, that prices are increasing at the grocery store," said Zach Wolgemuth,York County Food Bank program director, "so coupling the price increase at the grocery store with folks who maybe are in the system for unemployment or other resources but have yet to actually receive their checks. Like I said, our need has not dropped."

Each household gets enough food for about 4 to 5 days.

Contributions from the John Wright Restaurant, Mid-Atlantic Industrial Equipment, Living World Community Church, and the Eastern York Food Pantry all made the distribution possible.

Currently, the Eastern York Food Pantry is open by appointment on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons for those in need of food. Those who wish to set up an appointment should call 717-252-2609 on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday mornings.

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