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SR community dinner ends due to lack of volunteer, participants

January 24, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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The monthly community dinners at Center Presbyterian Church in Slippery Rock will not continue, according to organizers.

Coordinators discontinued the dinners and dissolved the organization citing declining volunteer support and attendance as well as unfilled leadership roles.

Becky Lubold has been a volunteer with the group since it started in 2009.

“It would definitely be gratifying to see it start up again,” Lubold said.

Lubold said the dinners were originally set up with the intention of feeding the hungry in the community.

“That was the big part of the original dinners. There are people in our community who needed food,” she said. “When food was left over after the dinners, it was distributed through the food bank to people.”

An option for community members who are hungry or food insecure — and relied on the community dinners — is the Feed My Sheep food pantry at 324 N. Main St.

This is an excerpt from a larger article that will appear in Monday’s Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article.

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