Wentling: Nearly $37,000 Awarded to Mercer County Food Bank
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has awarded $36,735 to the Mercer County Food Bank. The funding is one of the department’s Reach and Resiliency grants awarded through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

“Mercer County Food Bank served more than 2.2 million meals last year,” Wentling said. “Between this funding and its many generous donors and volunteers, the Mercer County Food Bank will continue to be on the front lines of the fight against hunger.”

TEFAP Reach and Resiliency Grants were awarded to organizations distributing USDA foods through TEFAP contracts with the state, county or a county-designated lead agency.

Funded projects include mobile food pantries, expanded cold storage and warehouse space, delivery vehicles, and other investments that expand TEFAP’s reach into isolated or underserved rural communities.

Representative Parke Wentling
7th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Jake Gillespie