Parade Goers Help Feed Food Pantries

SCRANTON — Deliveries were made Monday to three food pantries after members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians collected items from Saturday’s parade.

Scranton parade goers were asked to bring non-perishable food items to the St. Patrick’s parade.

Members of the Ancient Order of Hiberians said they hope the food drive catches on and becomes bigger each year.

One of their members came up with the idea to turn their walk down the parade route into a food drive, according to a member of the order.

Volunteers told Newswatch 16 they collected enough items to split among three food pantries in the Scranton area including the pantry at St. Ann’s Basilica in West Scranton.

Volunteers said their stock tends to run low in the early spring so every little bit helps.

Talkback 16 Online Discussion:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,970 other followers