A Meal With Meaning

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The Newswatch 16 Morning Team was cookin' for a cause recently in Scranton.  Tom, Mindi, Ryan & Joe stopped by St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen along Penn Avenue to help prepare the daily lunch alongside a dozen plus volunteers.   Here, the team learned what it takes to whip-up this meal with meaning that serves around 200 people everyday for lunch 365 days a year.

If our team can do it, just about anybody has the ability to lend a hand at places including St. Francis or other kitchens like it across Northeastern & Central Pennsylvania.  We're putting the challenge out there to encourage more volunteers to to signup.   Even businesses that can lend their employees for a few hours one morning just one day a year could also make a difference.

Since many kitchens operate morning hours it's best to contact them before 1 p.m.

To get involved at St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton, you can call 570-342-5556 or email Kitchen@stfranciskitchen.org.

To sign up at St. Vincent De Paul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre, contact 570-829-7796  ext. 301 or email mcianciotta@csswb.org.  This place along East Jackson Street is also in the middle of its "sponsor of the day" campaign where businesses can fund one meal for the day for $125.00.

In Central Pennsylvania, another popular kitchen that helps dozens every day is St. Anthony's Center along East Willow Street in Williamsport.  To get involved, contact 570-326-2244.  You can also learn more here!

We'd love to hear from you!  If your organization signs up volunteers or you rally a group to lend a hand at a kitchen in our area, let Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey know with an email at Ryan@wnep.com.

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