Lycoming College community gathers for evening of service at Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Lycoming College community gathers for evening of service at Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

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Lycoming College students, faculty, and staff gathered Tuesday evening to volunteer their time at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, packaging food to be shipped out to families in the Williamsport area. Thirty-seven members of the College community pitched in to prepare 438 boxes of food to help local families through the cold winter days ahead.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank distributes more than 48 million pounds of food and grocery product — more than 40 million meals — every year to more than 900 soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries in 27 central Pennsylvania counties.

Ryan Adams, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology/anthropology; Donna Weaver, administrative assistant, student programs; Stephanie Lovell, career advisor; and Mallory Weymer, director of civic engagement and personal development, joined students from the men’s lacrosse team, and the Beta Phi Gamma and Mu Sigma Upsilon sororities, and beyond, including:

  • Sara Altieri ’21 (New Castle, Pa.) – theatre major
  • Alexander Artur ’19 (Cinnaminson, N.J.) – economics major
  • Collin Bitsko ’20 (Farmingdale, N.J.) – biology major
  • Ian Chapman ’22 (Hampstead, Md.) – undeclared major
  • Drew Collins ’20 (Victor, N.Y.) – accounting major
  • Max Crumlich (New Cumberland, Pa. – corporate communications and business administration major
  • Keith Dement ’22 (Springlake Heights, N.J.) – undeclared major
  • Ryan Fetzer ’19 ( Jenkintown, Pa.) – criminal justice major
  • Mackaella Goodwin ’20 (Madison, N.J.) – mathematics and economics major
  • Max Hanson ’22 (Aurora, Colo.) – undeclared major
  • Connor Hartman ’22 (Oceanside, N.Y. – undeclared major
  • Olivia Lawler ’19 ( Randolph, N.J.) – biology major
  • Tabina Mahtab ’21 (Los Angeles) – undeclared major
  • Katie McCarty ’21 (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) – anthropology major
  • Deisy Moncada ’19 (Houston) – philosophy and religion major
  • Blake Premo ’22 (Massena, N.Y.) – undeclared major
  • Shain Quigley ’20 (Lincoln University, Pa.) – economics major
  • Helen Ross ’19 (Hellertown, Pa.) – art major
  • Michael Scarponi ’22 (Easton, Pa.) – undeclared major
  • Eric Schutta ’19 (Frenchtown, N.J.) – accounting major
  • Emily Shaffer ’19 (Jersey Shore, Pa.) – digital media communications major
  • Markus Sidwell ’22 (Glen Burnie, Md.) – undeclared major
  • Kiannah Titus ’21 (Clay, N.Y.) – archaeology major
  • Michael Turck ’22 ( Homer, N.Y.) – undeclared major
  • Brandon Waden ’21 (West Henrietta, N.Y.) – undeclared major
  • Megan Young ’20 (North Las Vegas, Nev.) – biology major

“Lycoming College has a strong culture of giving back to the community, and this organized trip to the food bank gave students one last opportunity before their break to make the holidays a little more enjoyable for some local families struggling with putting food on the table,” said Mallory Weymer. “Our students realize that families in need can use help throughout the year, and we will have many more service opportunities available in the spring.”