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United Way, Scranton School District and CEO Weinberg Food Bank Honor Volunteers

Cigna and Bank of AMerica Volunteers Honored

Scranton, PA (January 15, 2018) –The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)/Weinberg Food Bank and the Scranton School District recently honored two outstanding corporate volunteer groups for their dedicated service to helping more area families in need access nutritious food and important community services.

            Since 2014, volunteers with Cigna and Bank of America have volunteered at Isaac Tripp and McNichols Plaza as part of monthly Children’s Produce Market/Neighborhood Under One Roof events to distribute fresh fruits, vegetables and other nutritious food items to Scranton School District elementary school students and their families while providing educational activities and helping them learn more about a variety of community services available.

            “The volunteers from Cigna and Bank of America are truly the backbone of this project,” noted Lisa Berardelli, education program director at the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. “Without their dedication and support, this program would not be possible.”

            To date, Cigna has provided 163 volunteers giving a total of 651 hours of service at 21 events at Isaac Tripp Elementary and Bank of America has provided 387 volunteers giving a total of 813 hours of service at 37 events at McNichols Plaza Elementary to benefit hundreds of area families.


Cigna Volunteers Honored

Pictured at left: Back row, from left: Lisa Berardelli, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties; Fred Bresser, Scranton School District; Nadine Rodriguez, Amy Anuszewski, Fran Sowka, John Gundling, Jordan Balko, all of Cigna;  Tammy Reiprich, Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services and Victoria Valvano, Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA. Front Row, from left: Stephanie Gorney, Brittany Jackson, Alaa Ali Mahmoud, all of Cigna; Mary Ellen Spellman, CEO/Weinberg Regional Food Bank and Rob Noone, Scranton School District.










Bank of America Volunteers Honored

Pictured at right: From left: Leah Losavich, Scranton School District; Geny Roberson, CEO/Weinberg Regional Food Bank; Lisa Berardelli, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties;  Collen Leonard, Scranton School District; Jennifer Saunders, Mary Floccari and Jonathan Paul, all of Bank of America.