Argall’s TV program highlights local charitable food efforts

SPRING TOWNSHIP – The latest edition of Senator David G. Argall’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) monthly television program features a discussion of local charitable food efforts and a tour of the Greater Berks Food Bank.

Created in 1983, the Greater Berks Food Bank offers a variety of programs and services targeted to help those at the greatest risk of hunger, including children, senior citizens and low-income families. The organization moved its operations to a new facility in Spring Township in September to better meet the needs of local communities.

In 2013, dedicated volunteers and generous donors combined to serve more than 960,000 meals with food obtained from the Greater Berks Food Bank.

“Local demand for food assistance has grown steadily since the beginning of the recession in 2008, and the volunteers and staff at the Greater Berks Food Bank are on the front lines in the battle against hunger and food insecurity,” Argall said. “This organization’s incredible efforts are only possible because local individuals and families dedicate their time and resources to helping those in need. I am hopeful the program will inspire more people to get involved.”

More information about the Greater Berks Food Bank is available online at www.berksfoodbank.org.

The program will air on:

  • Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
  • Comcast On-Demand on Channel 1 – Get Local – Government – State Senate.
  • Reading (Channel 21) and Hamburg (Channel 19) every Monday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and every Tuesday at 9 a.m.
  • Service Electric (Channel 19) the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m.
  • The program is available on Berks Community Television, Shen-Heights TV, Hazleton’s WLYN TV 35 and MetroCast Communications Channel 10.  Please check local listings for air times.