Milton Hershey School(r) and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Partner to Help Feed Needy Children

HERSHEY, Pa. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

Milton Hershey School(R) (MHS) has partnered with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to distribute fresh produce to local children living in needy communities. The school’s Agricultural and Environmental Education (AEE) interns are participating in the joint venture.

“This collaboration between Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Milton Hershey School is a great example of two like-minded organizations working together to improve our community,” Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank said. “We both recognize our responsibility to make sure we are doing all that we can to make sure children struggling with hunger have access to nutritious, healthful meals during the summer months.”

Each week, the interns harvest the produce on the MHS campus and travel with the Central Pa. Food Bank to area churches and community centers to hand out healthy meals. The interns also teach the children about nutrition, as well as send each child home with a bag of fresh produce.

“The goal of our AEE internships is to give students a real-world experience that fosters an appreciation of agriculture and the environment, while teaching leadership, teamwork, and other employment skills,” Director of AEE Crystal Huff said.

The AEE interns have donated more than 1,000 pounds of produce to the Central Pa. Food Bank this summer.

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