Community Leaders Give Bread, Milk, Produce to Families in Shillington

Cars lined up as early as 9:30 for a food distribution event Saturday morning at the Governor Mifflin Intermediate School. The event was a collaborative effort between the Olivet Boys & Girls Club, the Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery and the Kuhn Funeral Home, to provide free, fresh produce, milk, and bread to local families in need.

The event was an extension of Olivet’s ongoing food distribution efforts while clubs remain closed to normal programming and operations. The Shillington Lions Club also provided volunteers.

“The Olivet Boys & Girls Club will continue to strive to meet the needs of families and most importantly, the youth in Berks County. These are challenging times for everyone and we are honored to be able to assist in feeding the community through grab & go meals for youth and food distribution events such as this one” stated Chris Winters, President and CEO, Olivet Boys & Girls Club.

“Throughout this crisis, it has truly been a collaborative effort thanks to the dedication of staff, volunteers, and community partners such as Hamid Chaudry and the Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery.”

Hamid Chaudry, Owner of the Wyomissing Family Restaurant said “I am thrilled to be able to facilitate another food distribution event in partnership with the Olivet Boys & Girls Club. By providing some of the essentials such as fresh produce, milk, and bread, I hope to alleviate some of the burden that local families may be experiencing during these times and it also helps our local farmers.” 

“I am grateful for the partnership and support of the Olivet Boys & Girls Club and look forward to continuing to work together to serve the community and those that need us the most.”