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Road Trip to Central PA Food Bank

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Nov 9, 2017 4:46 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, November 9, 2017:

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank estimates that one in nine people are at risk for hunger.  So are one in six children.  The Food Bank, along with Feeding America, released a study earlier this year that indicates 111,000 children are struggling with hunger in the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's 27-county service area.

That's even though statistics from the federal and state governments show the nation's and Pennsylvania's economies are improving and there's a low unemployment rate. 

Thursday's Smart Talk Road Trip travels to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank near Harrisburg to discuss hunger, who is at risk and the efforts being made to provide food to them.

The Smart Talk Road Trip comes on WITF's annual one-day fundraiser with Wegman's Food Markets and the Central Pensylvania Food Bank partnering to provide 17,000 meals to those without enough food.

Appearing on the program are Joe Arthur, the Executive Director; Dave Lloyd, Youth Program Manager; Jennifer Powell, Director of Development and two volunteers -- all at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

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