Northeast Times

Local politicians help bag hunger

Septem­ber is na­tion­al Hun­ger Ac­tion Month. Check out how your loc­al rep­res­ent­at­ives worked to­ward the cause. 

Loc­al River Wards politi­cians joined cus­tom­ers Sept. 18 at the Shop­Rite store on Ara­mingo Av­en­ue to help bag gro­cer­ies as part of Shop­Rite’s Part­ners in Caring pro­gram. Part­ners in Caring is a year-round char­ity which has donated $30 mil­lion to loc­al food banks since its in­cep­tion in 1999. State Sen­at­or Mi­chael Stack (5th dist.), State Rep. John Taylor (177th dist.), Coun­cil­man Mark Squilla (1st dist.) and Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on (6th dist.) gave shop­pers a hand with their bags as hon­or­ary Shop­Rite em­ploy­ees that day.

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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