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Community Services

(Editor’s Note: If your organization is no longer participating in the food programs listed below, please call The Express and let us know so we can remove that information. Contact Lana Muthler at 570-748-6791 or lmuthler@lockhaven.com. Thank you.)

Master Gardener hotline

LOCK HAVEN — Penn State Master Gardeners are available by phone and email to answer home gardening questions. Calls are being taken through the Clinton County Master Gardener Hotline at 570-858-0198. Questions can be submitted via email to clintonmg@psu.edu. A Master Gardener will respond to voicemail and email messages and provide answers and research-based information.

St. Paul’s Food Pantry open Aug. 12 and Aug. 26.

MILL HALL — The Food Pantry at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6220 Nittany Valley Drive, Mill Hall, will distribute food again for the residence of the Mill Hall, Lamar area on Aug. 12 and Aug. 26.

Because of COVID-19, Food Bank volunteers will be taking extra precautions for everyone’s safety. If you would like to receive food, please be prepared to stay in your vehicle. Someone will assist you.

To make the distribution run smoothly, we ask that people time their arrival in the following way: those whose last names begin with A through F, please arrive at 9 a.m.; G through L at 9:30 a.m.; M through R at 10 a.m.; S through Z at 10:30 a.m. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding.

The St. Paul’s Food Pantry is a ministry of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. It is a privilege to lend a helping hand up to our neighbors during these difficult times.

Drop and Go Lunch Program

PLEASANT GAP — The YMCA Drop and Go Lunch Program has added Pleasant Gap Elementary to its list of distribution points. Lunches will be served in the front of the building.

In addition to Pleasant Gap Elementary, the meals are served from noon to 1 p.m. at the following locations: YMCA in Bellefonte, Logan Fire Company, Beaver Farms, Governor’s Gate Apartments, Continental Courts (playground pavillion) and Marion-Walker Elementary.

The menu will be: Day 2 — Bologna sandwiches, fruit, celery, milk; Day 3 — English muffin, yogurt, fruit, carrots, milk; Day 4 – Ham and cheese w/Ritz crackers, fruit, broccoli, milk; Day 5 — Flatbread pizza, fruit, sliced cucumbers, milk; Day 6 — Ham and cheese wraps, fruit, sliced peppers, milk; Day 7 — Cheese quesadilla, fruit, broccoli, milk; Day 8- Bologna and cheese sandwich, fruit, celery, milk; Day 9 — Turkey and cheese on roll, fruit, carrots, milk; Day 10 — Muffins, cheese stick, Go-gurt, fruit, sliced cucumbers, milk.

Each day the bag will contain a lunch and an evening snack for every child.

Centre YMCA hosting soup drive-throughs

BELLEFONTE — Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, Bellefonte YMCA of Centre County’s anti Hunger program will host a soup drive-through at the Bellefonte YMCA. Meals will be distributed behind the building in the municipal parking lot.

This service is for senior citizens and veterans in need of food during these unprecedented times. Volunteers from the Centre County District Attorney’s Office, the Bellefonte Police Department, and the Centre County Sheriff’s Department will be helping distribute meals. For more information, call the YMCA at 814-342-0889.

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