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Student-Athletes Help Feed Thousands of Families (Courtesy of Jenna Pizzi and Colby Gallagher)

Student-Athletes Help Feed Thousands of Families (Courtesy of Jenna Pizzi and Colby Gallagher)

The following release is courtesy of USciences' Jenna Pizzi and Colby Gallagher:

Student-athletes from the University of the Sciences baseball and softball teams joined students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), Keystone College, Marywood University, Lackawanna College, and University of Scranton at GCSOM on September 5, 2019, creating a living case study centered on how food insecurity impacts community.

The students also spent the afternoon packaging 25,000 meals that will be distributed to families in the Scranton School District. On Fridays, the student is then given enough meals to feed the entire family for the weekend. Students from USciences softball and baseball teams participated in this year's program. 

Last year the students packed 10,000 meals for families, but this year decided to increase that effort. Scranton School officials said that last year's effort kept the families fed from September to February.

For more information, visit geisinger.edu/collegesbuildingcommunity.