Shippensburg Produce and Outreach (SPO) is holding its annual Thanksgiving Meal Distribution on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 130 South Penn Street, Shippensburg.
As the only food pantry in the Shippensburg area, SPO provides fresh produce, eggs, and other food items to over 350 families every Tuesday. SPO assists food insecure families, which include households with the elderly, children, military veterans, and young working people residing in the Shippensburg area of Cumberland and Franklin Counties.
In partnership with local agencies such as the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Shippensburg University Farm, the Gleaning Project of South-Central PA, the Leadership Education and Farming (LEAF) Project, and local farmers, SPO receives then distributes excess harvest and generous amounts of frozen and dry goods from area grocery stores. Every Tuesday SPO’s all-volunteer staff inventories, bags, and distributes the produce along with the dry goods.
For this year’s Thanksgiving Meal Distribution, SPO partnered with Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, whose support allowed SPO to provide $30 worth of grocery items at a cost of $20 per box of dry goods. Businesses and individuals who would like to support SPO’s fall and winter holiday fundraising drive are invited to donate at https://www.shipout.org/.
Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 59.13°F and a low of 40.55°F. The humidity