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Former state senator to head up Lancaster hunger non-profit

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Feb 19, 2015 2:56 AM
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(Lancaster) -- A former Republican state Senator is taking over at a non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger in Lancaster County.

Mike Brubaker is the new chairman of Hunger-Free Lancaster County.

He's known for creating the Capitol Hunger Garden, which supplies fresh produce to food banks while also increasing awareness of the issue.

Hunger-Free Lancaster County is a new coalition of churches, businesses and government that's set a goal of providing three free healthy meals a day to those who need in the county by 20-18.

Feeding America estimated that between 2009 and 2012, more than 11 percent of Lancaster residents didn't know how they would get their next meal.

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