Project Share feeds Carlisle families in need
A hero comes in many different shapes and sizes.
The reality of the world that we live in is that there are problems.
Hunger is one of those problems that expands across the globe. In fact at this very moment, one in every six individuals in this country is hungry.
Every six seconds, a child across the world dies from hunger-related diseases.
Here in South Central Pennsylvania, there is no exception.
Around 150,000 children in central Pennsylvania are suffering from hunger today.
However, there is a strong group of people that make up an organization called Project Share in Carlisle, Pa.
Project Share is a food bank which prides itself on feeding more than 1,000 families which amasses to more than 3,000 individuals each month.
The organization was founded in 1985 and has been a Carlisle constant ever since.
Of the individuals who are served each month, 20 percent are senior citizens and nearly 30 percent are children.
Families that receive assistance are given boxes of food consisting of 50 nutritious food items which equates to a week’s worth of food for a four-person family.At Shippensburg University, we are making a difference by donating goods such as food and clothing or actual volunteering to help those in need.
In the coming weeks, there will be a food drive operating on campus.
Drop boxes will be available up until Thanksgiving break in order to help feed the families that Project Share supports.
For more information visit www.projectshare.net and keep your eyes open for on-campus opportunities to help fight hunger in the area.