Amanda Smith, telecommunicator at Lancaster County-Wide Communications, shows the food donation LCWC gave to our food drive.
Northwest EMS was able to donate hundreds of dollars worth of food to the four local food banks in our primary response area, thanks to the generosity of our employees and local residents. Crews delivered the donations to the food banks on March 4.
Donations were accepted at all three EMS stations. Support from the community was generous, with residents stopping by the stations to drop donations off. Even Lancaster County-Wide Communications joined in the food drive, collecting donations at the county 911 center for us.
The Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 reports that more than 45 percent of households with school-aged children are enrolled in their free and reduced meal programs, and according to FEEDINGAMERICA.ORG, there are more than 7 million seniors and 12 million children in the US that suffer from food insecurity.
These numbers are staggering, but thanks to the generous support from our communities, we are able to help Lancaster County residents in need. Thank you to everyone who made a donation.