Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Recipient of Lancaster Parking Authority “Change for Lancaster Change”
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Recipient of
Lancaster Parking Authority “Change for Lancaster Change”
LANCASTER, PA. (Feb. 12, 2020) – The Lancaster Parking Authority (LPA) today presented a $500 check to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, a result of donations collected in its 2019 Change for Lancaster Change program.
“This check represents the generosity of our customers who donated money in repurposed parking meters to help support the mission of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank,” said Larry J. Cohen, executive director of the Lancaster Parking Authority. “It is the largest amount we’ve collected from donations to a local non-profit in the last six years of this program.”
Cohen presented the $500 check to Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
The Change for Lancaster Change program gives the public the opportunity to support local non-profits by donating change in a repurposed parking meter located in the lobbies of LPA parking garages. Each collection meter includes a sign near it explaining the program and that all donations will be contributed to the charity. Currently, there are collection meters located in the elevator lobbies of the Prince Street and Penn Square garages.
Past recipients in the program include Milagro House, Lancaster County SPCA, Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster, the Lancaster Public Library, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley.
“Our goal is to provide another avenue of help to our local non-profits,” said Cohen. “We hope that our parkers and others take advantage of this program and contribute their spare change to help support local charities.”
The 2020 recipient for the Change for Lancaster Change program is the Power Packs Project. It is a “non-profit 501(c)(3) that aims to improve the mental and physical health of children by helping their parents provide nutritious meals over weekends when school breakfast and lunch programs are unavailable to them.”