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Lycoming College students and faculty volunteer at Sojourner Truth Ministries

Lycoming College students and faculty volunteer at Sojourner Truth Ministries

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Lycoming College students and faculty recently collaborated with Williamsport’s City Alliance Church to volunteer at the city’s Sojourner Truth Ministries (SJT). Participants served lunch to approximately 70 homeless and underprivileged members of the community.

According to SJT, it has been ministering to the disenfranchised and homeless since 1998. It provides lunch seven days a week while also providing friendship with assistance for any need that may arise. Each Saturday, the non-profit organization partners with a local church to provide a hot lunch to those in need.

Students from the Theatre Department, Beta Phi Gamma and Alpha Sigma Tau sororities, and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity helped prepare and serve the meal and cleanup.

“It made me happy seeing other people getting the food they need and walking away with a smile,” said Spencer Larson, a senior psychology major. “It was also interesting hearing all their different stories.”

Faculty participant Tiffany Towns, visiting assistant professor of theatre, added, “Students were happy and eager to help us with whatever we asked. The members of City Alliance were so impressed with the generosity of the Lycoming students.”

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit

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