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Electric City Connection Partners Welcome Rally for Restaurants
Organizers of the Electric City Connection project are pleased to announce the addition of a new partner to the charitable group: Rally for Restaurants, hosted by Lackawanna College. Through this partnership, Rally for Restaurant guests during the spring semester will have the opportunity to make a contribution to the Electric City Connection at the end of their dining experience. The Electric City Connection contributions will be directed to participating restaurants to provide fresh meals for individuals and families facing food insecurity, seniors, and other community members in need. Read more here.
The Electric City Connection project is an effort led by The University of Scranton, Friends of The Poor Scranton , and Scranton Tomorrow to provide fresh-made meals from area restaurants to residents in need and support the local economy during the COVID-19 crisis. A $15 donation accepted through Scranton Tomorrow is used to purchase gift cards to and meals from a participating area business which are then distributed to residents facing food insecurity by Friends of The Poor. Since its launch in March 2020, the program has raised over $66,500 in donations, including $20,000 in grant funding from the Scranton Area Foundation. This equals over 4,400 meals!
The project partners recently presented on the innovation, cooperation and success of this project at the International Town and Gown Association conference. Read more here.
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