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Area Foundation Aids Food Pantries, Backpack Programs


February 14, 2019

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M&T Bank's Charitable Foundation gave monetary contributions to area food pantries and backpack programs on Jan. 23 at the Altoona Grand Hotel and Conference Center. Pictured are (from left): Front row: Marlene Seese, Bedford Food Pantry; Jeanne Browell, NBC/Woodbury Food Bank; Amber Smith, Mountain Lion Backpack Program; Sister Pauline Kawtoski, Food for Families Soup Kitchen; Joyce Knowles, Bellwood-Antis Council of Churches Food Share Program; Pat Mellott, Martinsburg Food Pantry; Bonnie Hammel, Scarlet Dragon Backpack Program; Carol Lingafelt, Abundant Life Church; Marsie Albright, M&T Bank-Charitable coordinator; and Bob Bilger, M&T Bank vice president. Back row: Suzanne Bowser, Bedford Food Pantry; Cynthia Pittman, Everett Food Pantry; Tersesa Burd, Everett Food Pantry; Jodi Williams, Mountain Lion Backpack Program; Jean Koehle, Food for Families Soup Kitchen; Jendy Maines, Northern Blair Backpack Program; Amy Marten-Shanafelt, Northern Blair Backpack Program; Peggy Steinfurth, Martinsburg Food Pantry; Rachel Neely-Pletcher, Roaring Spring Food Pantry; the Rev. Jack Hoffer, Tyrone Area Food Pantry; Jeanne Bressler, Tyrone Area Food Pantry; Bob Lingafelt, Abundant Life Church; and Kathy Nau, The Hope Center.

M&T Bank's Charitable Foundation held its 10th annual luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in which it gave monetary contributions to area food pantries and backpack programs which included the Martinsburg, Roaring Spring and Northern Bedford/Woodbury food pantries and the Scarlet Dragons Backpack program.

Marci Albright, M&T charitable coordinator and Martinsburg resident, along with Bob Bilger, regional chairman for the foundation, chaired the program held at the Altoona Grand Hotel and Conference Center.

After lunch each participant gave news about their program which included answers to th...

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