‘Royer’s Stems Hunger’ food drive tops 2,100 pounds collected for area food banks

Event held June 20-28 at 17 stores in six counties
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Royer's Stems Hunger

From left, Joe Arthur, executive director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank; Jackie Dahms, manager, Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ West York store; Greg Royer, CEO, Royer’s. The West York store was recognized for collecting the most pounds of food among Royer’s 17 locations.

LEBANON, Pa. (Aug. 20, 2014) – Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ annual food drive collected 2,157 pounds of non-perishable items for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Greater Berks Food Bank.

From June 20-28, “Royer’s Stems Hunger” asked customers to drop off donations at any of the 17 Royer’s in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. In return, customers received a free carnation for each food item, up to a maximum of six carnations per family per visit. The stores collected 1,638 pounds of food and $182.15 in cash contributions.

Also contributing was Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, which participated in the food drive for the first time. Drayer’s outpatient centers in Camp Hill, Carlisle, Lancaster, Lebanon and Mechanicsburg collected 519 pounds and $75.

In its first four years, Royer’s Stems Hunger has collected more than 7,100 pounds of food for the food banks.