SCRANTON, Pa. – April 15, 2020 – The Lackawanna College Hazleton Center recently donated toilet paper, cleaning supplies and non-perishable items to Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton in Hazleton.
“As a part of the Hazleton community, our faculty, staff and students are honored to donate what we are able to during this unprecedented time. We are committed to the success of our city and will do whatever we can to help individuals in need,” said April Harris-Snyder, Director of the Lackawanna College Hazleton Center.
“The supplies are a tremendous help in supplementing food and necessities that are distributed to local families who seek our support,” said Neil Oberto, executive director of Catholic Social Services’ Hazleton location. “As an agency, we are so grateful for Lackawanna College’s commitment to our community.”
Due to a significant rise in coronavirus cases throughout Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties, Catholic Social Services has experienced an increase in the number of individuals in need of food services, shelters and emergency relief programs.
Catholic Social Services operates five food pantries in Carbondale, Hazleton, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. It provides hundreds of meals daily to people at their kitchens and operates three homeless shelters in Hazleton, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.