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Feeding Families For Christmas

December 21, 2018

After running out of food and vouchers at last year’s Christmas food giveaway, Friends of the Poor added 200 meals and started Thursday at St. Mary’s Center in Scranton with 1,300 meals, which included either a turkey or a ham, as well as onions, potatoes, fruit, bread, eggs and pies, and 100 food vouchers.

Supplies were exhausted by 3:30 p.m., according to Meghan Loftus, president and CEO of Friends of the Poor.

“Unfortunately, we like to think the economy is getting better … but there’s still people here living in extreme levels of poverty,” she said, adding that many of the families served by the organization are working poor struggling to make ends meet

“A holiday meal might just not be in the budget for many.”

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