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Aug 5, 2020

Sam checks in with Lewisburg Community Garden Coordinator Jen Schneidman Partica to find out how the garden is coping during COVID and why they're not dropping the ball when it comes to feeding the community. Sam & Jen give recommendations on how to get involved around Lewisburg safely while observing COVID restrictions and — gasp — maybe even meeting new people. And we address the anxiety that our local public schools and university will soon be back in session.


Lewisburg Community Garden:

Local Organizations Fighting Food Insecurity:

  • Lewisburg Food Bank -- aka the Eastern Union County Supplemental Food Program in the First Baptist Church in Lewisburg on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 1:30 to 3:30pm; church address is 51 S 3rd St, food bank entrance is off of St Louis St, at the alley
  • Community Harvest Meal Program -- St Andrew's United Methodist Church, 102 Lower Market St, Milton, Mondays from 5 to 6pm; now set up for COVID-safe take-out
  • Getting Ahead in the Valley -- CommUnity Zone program, part of the Bridges Out of Poverty
  • The Takery -- intermittent food give away in Cameron Park in Sunbury; organized by Sunbury Together, an interfaith group; watch their facebook page for the next scheduled event
  • Regional YMCA Summer Food Program -- Milton, Lewisburg, Sunbury, Northumberland, and Turbotville

Back to School:

  • CDC K-12 School Guidelines, updated 8/1/20 -- key point, that community behavior is key; masks, distancing, and hygiene!
  • Video Discussion about School Reopening with Local Health Experts -- LASD Superintendent Polinchock presents community questions about COVID-19 to public health experts from Evangelical Community Hospital and at Geisinger -- key point again, masks, distancing, and hygiene throughout the community!
  • LASD Planning -- visit the district website to find out more about what is proposed and how they are communicating with the community, the draft plan can be accessed in the board meeting portal for the August 6 special meeting of the school board; unclear whether this link will work from a different computer


  • Email
  • Call 570-523-0114 (leave a message and your full phone number if you want to be called back. We can’t access your number remotely.)
  • Message us through the Lewisburg Neighborhoods page on Facebook.