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.