Penn Community Bank, St. Luke’s Partner for Summer Meals Program 

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Penn Community Bank, in a summer joint effort with St. Luke's Quakertown, is again fighting summertime food insecurity among children who are out of school.

Penn Community Bank has once again partnered with St. Luke’s University Health Network to ensure no Quakertown-area child faces hunger issues by going without a nutritious lunch during the summer months.

“At Penn Community Bank, we believe in the power of community and serving the greater good. That means partnering with local organizations making a difference, including St. Luke’s,” said Jeane M. Vidoni, President and CEO of Penn Community Bank.

“We are proud to once again support the summer meals program in the Quakertown community and work to ensure food insecure kids in our neighborhoods have access to healthy meals all year” she continued.

Penn Community Bank’s contribution of $12,000 expands the program by providing children with access to a wider variety of healthy meal options, weekly community supported agriculture (CSA) items, weekend snacks, and financial literacy education, and other engaging activities.

The program, launched in 2019, was created in response to St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Community Health Needs Assessment. That hunger evaluation determined that more than 50 percent of Quakertown Area School District students are eligible for free and reduced meals during the academic school year and may lack sufficient food during the summer months. 

The Quakertown Summer Meals Program will also run June 20 to August 26, Monday through Friday, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Lunches will be distributed at 1021 Park Ave., Quakertown.

Each Friday, children will receive a bag full of non-perishable food to take home to their families over the weekends.

About Penn Community Bank

Penn Community Bank holds more than $2.6 billion in assets, employs more than 300 people, and offers banking, lending and investments at 20+ bank branches and administrative centers throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties. As an independent, mutual financial institution, Penn Community Bank is not publicly traded and operates with its long-term mission in mind: to help businesses grow and prosper, to provide financial resources to individuals and families throughout their lifetimes, to strengthen the local economy, and to partner with local organizations to act as a catalyst for positive growth in every market it serves.

Although this report covers food insecurity among students in Lafayette, Indiana,
its details of the problem are universal.

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