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Photo submitted to Times Observer Local students who will be attending Penn State in the fall were recently notified that they will be receiving some local scholarship money. A combination of a contributions from local alumni and a legacy from late Warren Area High School teacher and coach Tony Scordo resulted in the presentation of $2,000 in scholarships. Students receiving funds are, from left, Mackenzie Bickling (WAHS), Mikhyle Fehlman (YHS), and Cecilia Citro (WAHS). Not pictured is Josef Bauer (EHS).

Military share distribution

Second Harvest Food Bank will host a Military Share distribution at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Veterans Clinic at the Farm Colony in North Warren.

Military Share provides nutritious food for qualifying veterans.

“In northwest Pennsylvania, one in four households receiving food assistance has at least one household member who has served in the military or is serving in the military,” according to Second Harvest.

The distribution will be handled on a first come, first served basis for veterans and their families who qualify on the basis of income. “Please bring ID and bags and boxes to carry your food,” a Second Harvest release said. “Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania wants to help military families who are struggling to put nutritious food on the table.”

Veterans with questions are encouraged to contact the Warren County Veterans Affairs office at 728-3478 or 728-3477.

Indivisible Warren PA

Indivisible Warren PA will hold its bimonthly meeting this Thursday, May 9, at Emanuel Church of Christ (1710 Penna. Ave, East, Warren), from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For information on Indivisible, see www.indivisibleguide.com.

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Warren Christian Women, Village Missions Country Partners, will hold its May “Celebrating Mothers’ Day” luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren. Featured guests will be Rebecca Ryan, Master Gardener, from Bradford, with gardening tips on spring flowers; spiritual speaker, Naomi O’Kane, DuBois, with her message “Doing It the Right Way”; and music on the guitar by Virginia Loreaux.

Men, women, and new guests always welcome. Call Lee Jones at 723-5952 for reservations by May 9.

Stamp Out Hunger!

On Saturday, May 11, letter carriers throughout northwest PA and the Second Harvest Food Bank will again Stamp Out Hunger! with your help.

Simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods like canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mailbox early in the morning on May 11.

Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans.

Local letter carriers will be collecting donations from homes in the Warren region and delivering them to local Second Harvest member agencies in Warren: First Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry, St. Joseph Church Soup Kitchen and the Youngsville Evangelical Church Food Pantry.

Now in its 27th year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more than 1 billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993.

Last year, the letter carriers and volunteers in Warren collected 6,616 pounds of food to help feed the hungry. Over 112,000 pounds was collected throughout northwest PA.

Community support during this event will greatly help Second Harvest continue to provide food assistance to our neighbors in need. For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger! campaign in northwest PA, contact Andrea Velez at Second Harvest at (814) 459-3663, extension 113.

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