2nd Harvest — Tidioute

Northwest Bank is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania to offer Produce Express on Saturday, Feb. 2, for residents of the Tidioute area.

Free food will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 10 a.m. at the Tidioute Fire Hall, 228 Main St., Tidioute.

The program is open to anyone in need of food assistance.

Preregistration and income verification is not required. Identification is required for registration.

The Produce Express program delivers a truckload of food for up to 200 struggling families in need where traditional food pantries are not available. Each truck carries enough in goods to provide eligible families with 25 to 50 pounds of nutritious food, free of charge.

By making fresh, healthy produce available to those who normally would not have access to it, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and partner agencies are working to encourage the community to eat healthier and make better nutritional choices. When available, Produce Express trucks also include other grocery items and non-food essentials.

Those attending should bring boxes or baskets.

For more information visit nwpafoodbank.org/our-programs/programs/produce-express/

2nd Harvest — Warren

After missing paychecks and facing an uncertain future, thousands of furloughed government employees are now making difficult decisions about what they can and cannot afford. To help make sure federal employees and their families don’t go hungry, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania has identified key agencies across the 11 counties of northwest Pennsylvania that will offer food to those affected.

In Warren, local resources include First Church of the Nazarene, 9-7 Pennsylvania Ave. W., 9 a.m. Wednesdays Jim Swanson, 726-9817), and First Lutheran Church Produce Express, 109 W. Third St., February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20 (Colleen Witmer, 723-6450).

There is no charge to receive food from a local agency. Furloughed government employees are asked to identify themselves as federal employees.

Additionally, any federal employee affected by the shutdown can access food through a Produce Express held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie, Pa. 16501. Those in need of food are requested to call (814) 459-3663 x 103 to pre-register. Food items that recipients have received at a recent Second Harvest Produce Express Distribution include milk, cottage cheese, apples, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberry cups, tomato sauce, saltine crackers, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, and ice cream.

Women are Wonderful

The 18th Annual Women Are Wonderful is Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Ave. in Warren.

The cost to attend is $20 and pre-registration is required. The registration fee covers refreshments, lunch, and costs associated with the event.

Doors open at 8:15 a.m. Classes begin at 9 a.m. Lunch is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration can be made at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center. Availability is limited due to space constraints. Registrations will not be taken the day of the event.

Calling Hospice volunteers

Let’s help one another —“There is no time like the present and no present like the time.” Become a Hospice of Warren County volunteer.

Hospice of Warren County will offer 2019 Annual Volunteer Training Classes. The eight-week training classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 26 and running through May 14. There is no charge to attend. Attendance throughout the entire training is required.

For more information, or to request an application, contact Volunteer Coordinator Barbi Zingone at 723-2455.

TOPS Warren Chapter 1489 event

Warren Chapter 1489 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is hosting a reunion.

All past TOPS members are invited to attend, as well as anyone interested in joining the group or in learning more about this Chapter.

The free event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St. in Warren.

Registration will begin at 1 p.m. with light refreshments, information regarding this group, upcoming events, and awarding a door prize.

A short program will begin at 1:15 p.m. with time for questions following the speaker’s presentation.

RSVP before Thursday, Feb. 7, to 688-9044 or to 723-7826, and leave a message.

Current active TOPS members should report at the regular weigh-in time.

TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support and wellness education organization. TOPS is open to anyone age 7 and older.

Jamestown (N.Y.) Coin Club

The fourth Tuesday of February through November (February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 26), from 7 to 9 p.m., Jamestown Coin Club will hold a meeting and auction at BOCES, Route 394, Ashville, N.Y. Doors open at 6 p.m. The meeting is at 7 p.m., followed by an auction. Free entry.

For more information, call (716) 720-1591. For the March, August, and November meetings, it is Junior Guest Night.

On Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the PenNY Coin Show will be held at American Legion, 26 Jackson Avenue, W.E. Free entry with 30 coin dealers, free appraisals.

For more information, call (716) 665-2607.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Jamestown Coin Club Coin Show will be held at American Legion, 26 Jackson Avenue, W.E. Free entry with 30 coin dealers, free appraisals.

For more information, call (716) 665-2607.

Halls of Ivy

Andrew Gignac, a junior Accounting major at Penn State Behrend, was recently named to the fall semester Dean’s List for earning a 4.0-grade point average. This marks the fourth semester in a row that he has made the Dean’s List.

Andrew was also awarded the Joseph A. DeFrees Scholarship in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements.


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