'Produce for the People' project draws alumni volunteers

January 23, 2013

Board members of the Alle-Kiski Society of the Penn State Alumni Association volunteered Dec. 11 for a food distribution program at the Valley News Dispatch in Tarentum, Pa. Produce for People, a monthly program for low-income families, provided groceries to 360 local residents during a two-hour period.

Organized by the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the program is held the second Tuesday of the month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at two distribution sites: one for cold weather and one for warm weather. During the winter months, December to April, the distribution site is the newspaper’s mailroom. During the spring, summer and fall months, the site is Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Harrison, Pa.

The society members joined 30 other volunteers in setting up tables, opening bags of produce, handing out canned goods, fresh vegetables and frozen poultry, and helping to carry groceries for families and individuals.

The next distribution is scheduled for Feb. 12, at the newspaper’s Fourth Street employee entrance. Volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to volunteer, call 724-226-0606.


  • Vera Spina Greenwald, secretary of the Alle-Kiski Alumni Society, handed out frozen chicken to families in the Produce for the People program. Volunteers are needed each month for food distribution.

    IMAGE: Bill Woodard

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Last Updated January 23, 2013