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Group donates to Summit Hill food pantry

Published November 23. 2019 06:42AM

A Summit Hill veterans organization is making sure Summit Hill families in need will have a bountiful Thanksgiving table this year, as well as area children have a toy under the tree this Christmas.

The Sons of American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, recently donated $2,000 to the borough’s food pantry to help local families celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 28, as well as $500 to Toys for Tots.

The money to the food pantry will be used to purchase frozen turkeys, which will be distributed by the pantry for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

The Sons have been donating money for frozen turkeys on Thanksgiving since the 1990s.

To raise the money for the donations, the group holds various fundraisers throughout the year.

The Summit Hill Food Pantry is a division of Shepherd House, an entity that contracts with government agencies to receive state and federal funding to help the needy. Shepherd House provides some nonperishable food items, but the majority of food distributed in the borough is donated by Summit Hill residents.

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