Monday, December 3, 2012
Photos from the Saturday event at the Boyce Park Ski Lodge in Plum.
The ninth-annual Richie Hrivnak Charity Christmas Party was held on Saturday at the Boyce Park Ski Lodge in Plum. The community got together at the party—hosted by Mayor Rich Hrivnak, wife, Charlene, and son, Richie—and donated toys for the Toys for Tots program and food for the Plum Food Pantry. Santa and Rudolph were on hand for photos, and families enjoyed crafts, balloons, refreshments and rides on the train. Did you attend the event? Share your photos by clicking the 'Upload Photos and Videos' tab. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Richie Hrivnak, 10, and his family are collecting toys and nonperishable food items.
The Hrivnak of Plum Borough will be hosting the ninth-annual Richie Hrivnak Toys for Tots and Plum Food Pantry Christmas Party this weekend. The holiday party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Boyce Park Ski Lodge. There is no cost to attend the event, which includes games, activities, a Christmas train, visits with Santa Claus and Rudolph, and more fun. The Hrivnaks—Plum Mayor Rich Hrivnak, his wife, Charlene, and son, Richie—just ask those who attend to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, and/or non-perishable food items for the Plum Food Pantry. The food pantry is in need of soups and cereals this year. The Marines will distribute the toys collected as …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Through the tough times, the organization pushes forward to end hunger.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank continues to put food on the tables of people in need across the region—with the number of families served growing every month because of an economy riddled with layoffs, unemployment benefits running out and other economic challenges. Currently serving 120,000 people per month, according to Iris Valanti, public relations director at the food bank, the organization also has been serving 3,500 new families every month this year. “We are seeing the results of some layoffs and unemployment and also underemployment—people making less wages or working part-time,” Valanti said. “The economy has definitely made a difference.” In 2009, the food bank was serving 1,500 new families a month, while in 2010, …