Student-Athletes Help Feed Thousands of Families

Published on September 17, 2019

USciences students, staff pack meals at Colleges Building CommunityUSciences students, staff pack meals at Colleges Building CommunityStudent-athletes from University of the Sciences 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. 

USciences students, staff pack meals at Colleges Building CommunityLast 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.

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