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Picture This: Free Community Dinner with Fork Over Love

Over 400 Meals Distributed in Hanover Township

In honor of Giving Tuesday yesterday, we volunteered our time with Fork Over Love. This nonprofit uses 100% of donations to purchase hot takeout meals from local restaurants, then distributes them for free to those in need.

Fork Over Love started last winter as a response to the pandemic. Founder Tracey Selingo noticed that NEPA’s small, local restaurants were struggling, yet there were so many people facing food insecurity. She created Fork Over Love to help bridge the gap.

We interviewed Selingo back in Fork Over Love’s early days. Now, nearly a year since their founding, the nonprofit is still going strong. To date, they have served over 15,000 meals and raised over $150,000.

On November 30, the Fork Over Love team and a group of dedicated volunteers braved the winter chill to distribute over 400 meals at Hanover Area High School. Pasquale’s Ristorante, MVD Restaurant and Bar, Pizza Bella and Elsewhere Corner Bar & Grill generously pitched in to provide the dinners.

You can join Fork Over Love’s mission to help our restaurants and feed our neighbors. A donation of just $10 will provide a warm, delicious meal to someone in need. For every $10 donation from now till the end of the year, Fork Over Love will add your name to a heart and affix it to the takeout dinner box. You can also give your time and volunteer at a distribution event. And if you or someone you know is in need, stay tuned for upcoming community dinners.

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