Cooking for Crowds

Penn State Extension will be offering a food safety workshop for non-profit organization on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Penn State Extension office, 100 Dillon Dr., Youngsville.

The cost is $50 per organization (includes up to four registrants), $5 for each additional registrant or $25 per single registrant. To register , go to, or call Penn State Extension at 877-345-0691. Cost includes the “Cooking for Crowds” publication, thermometer and food safety posters.

Attend a Cooking for Crowds workshop and learn what causes foodborne illness, how to prevent foodborne illness, and how to start practicing good food safety strategies for your next food fund-raiser.

Church dinners, fire company chicken barbecues, booster club hoagie sales, organizational bake sales…nonprofit food fund-raisers are an excellent way to socialize with the community while earning money for organizational activities.

Did you know that from 1990-2000, over 1,700 people became ill from food purchased at Pennsylvania nonprofit food-raisers?

How will your organization protect it’s customers from foodborne illness?

Does your organization know the food safety risks that result from cooking large volumes of food?

Does your organization know how to prevent the food safety risks that result from cooking large volumes of food?

You and your organization have so much to gain from a successful food fund-raiser. Don’t risk your customer’s health or damaging your organization’s reputation.

Lenten service

The Warren Area Ministerial Association will sponsor services each Thursday during Lent at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, in Warren.

Following each service a soup and pie luncheon will be available for the donation of $5. On Thursday, Feb. 15, the message will be brought by Bill Hargenrader from the First Church of God, and liturgist will be C.D. Moore from the Wiltsie Community Church. Music will be provided by First UM Church, and the First Church of God will serve the lunch.