Hospital Collects Thanksgiving Food In Coaldale
November 20, 1985|The Morning Call
Coaldale Hospital recently took part in a successful "Feed a Friend" program which donated seven 30-gallon cans of food to the Tamaqua Salvation Army.
Robert Morris, hospital administrator said, "We had to empty the can six times in the past three weeks. Today will be the last pickup, so I feel we did real well by turning over seven cans of food.
"When the program started, I would have been pleased with only half a can. But the employees of the hospital really came through to help the people of the Panther Valley area."
According to Alice Weaver, head of the hospital's dietary department, all the canned goods and other food collected at the hospital went to the Tamaqua Salvation Army, which in turn will distribute the food to the needy people of the area for Thanksgiving.
The Salvation Army has also announced plans for taking Christmas basket applications.
The agency will start accepting applications on Dec. 2 for residents of Lansford, Coaldale and Tamaqua and Schuylkill, West Penn and Rush townships.
Those who wish to apply for food assistance must have address verifications and income data when applying. To verify an address, either a current utility bill or rent receipt will be needed.
Income verification will require a current pay stub, if employed. If on welfare, a statement from a case worker noting cash assistance, amount of food stamps, date received and current medical card, or a Social Security or Supplemental Security Income statement from the Social Security Administration or copy of unemployment benefits will be accepted.
Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. The last day to apply will be Dec. 6.
The application will not be taken if the applicant does not have proper verification.