Kingsessing Rec. Center tomorrow at 12 – 2 p.m.
State Senator Anthony H. Williams invites residents to a “Food Pantry and Community Event” being held at the Kingsessing Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon, March 13, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
There will also be a Covid19 testing pop-up site during the two hour gathering time.
Co-sponsors include Black Voter Matter, Caring for Friends, MedArbor Health Services, and the Millennial Juneteenth Mission associated with Black Lives Matter.
The importance of emergency food distribution of this kind is related to the high level of food insufficiency in Philadelphia neighborhoods like Kingsessing. Pew Research also emphasizes the positive, uplifting effect of such gatherings on community life as we emerge from the depressing effect of Covid19! In a recent (2016) study, Pew noted that up to 40 percent of Kingsessing families are subject to periodic food insufficiency and its nutritional and social side effects on children.
Just down the street from the Kingsessing Rec., starting Thursday, March 18, Fairmount Farmers Market hours will begin its Spring operations from 3-7 p.m. (3-3:30 p.m. reserved for seniors and immunocompromised shoppers). Each weekend, we are looking for individuals to help at Clark Park, Fairmount, Fitler Square and Headhouse Farmers Markets! Volunteers help with setup/breakdown, customer flow and EBT processing, among other duties.
Organizers emphasize the need to follow prescribed masking, distancing=, and hand sanitizing even though this is an outdoors event.
For more information, visit www.senatorAnthonyHWilliams.com or on Twitter and Facebook.
(Input for this article came from a release from Sen. Williams office and data researched by Globe Times Staff)