Volunteers feed community

The Mount Union Food Bank is a mission of the Mount Union Ministerium and, as such, is supported by volunteers and contributions from member churches. The food bank is also supported by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, businesses and organizations.

Kennard and Kay Coons are the food bank’s new coordinators, assuming duties following the recent departure of food bank director Rev. Brian Myfelt who serves the Newton-Hamilton Allenport and Shirleysburg UMCs and was reassigned to a church out of the area this summer. Myfelt turned over the food bank’s reins July 1.

Monday evenings in the basement of the First United Methodist Church, volunteers with the Mount Union Food Pantry playfully fight for elbow room as they stuff boxes with non-perishable meals. The rattle of dried pasta and the clink of tin cans are part of the harmony upon which the group depends to meet the needs of their clients.

“Helping out makes you feel like you might be making someone’s life a little less stressful — and we could all use some of that,” volunteer Jill Wallace said while adding items to the 50 or so boxes crowding the top of a table in the center of the room.

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