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Meat canning project was a huge success

To the editor:

Last year I said, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could say that, on this date we have stopped hunger throughout the world!” That did not happen, but after everything that has gone on this year, I am so incredibly happy to thank God and everyone who helped and donated to our project, because our 47th Annual Meat Canning Project was a success. We canned 27,000 pounds of chicken which produced 18,047 cans of product. Since our beginning in 1974, we have been able to can a total of 749,342 cans of meat. May God bless and keep all who have supported, and all who have received these cans. In March, we will be distributing 73 cases of chicken to our local organizations.

We are still in need of financial help. We would like to remind you that the monies given are tax deductible, and all monies are used for project. Any monetary gifts can be sent to: Central PA World Hunger Assoc., PO Box 76, Belleville, PA 17004.

A special thanks to the Chief Logan Volunteer Fire Company, Station 2 for the use of their building, and all the neighboring households who have graciously put up with us during these four days. Thank you.

To our area businesses: White Hall Store, Penn Equipment Co., Class 1 Trucking, Snedeker Oil and our area newspapers and radio stations, we say thank you for your services.

I would like to thank the churches, the groups, the businesses, the farmers, the families and the individuals who supported us with financial gifts. We could not do God’s work here in Central Pennsylvania, without your help.

To all our volunteer help that faced the weather, and the COVID-19 virus protocols may God bless you for your service.

A special thanks to Teresa and Lee Cunningham, and their group of supporters, for another great year of feeding the volunteers.

To Henry Stoltzfus, our Canning Coordinator, the Directors, and the committee members who were able to help with the canning, I would like to say,” You did great, thank you.”

We give a special thanks to the Canner Boys who give two years of voluntary service to the canning project. May God bless you, for your commitment.

May this meat, be a blessing to those who hunger. God is great, God is good, and we thank him for this food. May the Lord bless and keep you.

If you have not yet donated to the project, please do! As I said before, we need your help to make this a successful project.

Rick Esh

Meat Canning Secretary

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