Commissioners Declare Hunger Action Month

Nearly 30,000 individuals in Lackawanna County struggle with hunger on a daily basis. In an attempt to raise awareness of this vital community issue and to help the less fortunate get the resources they need, the Lackawanna County Commissioners designated September as “Hunger Action Month.” The County is committed to working with the Commission on Economic Opportunity for the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank to let people know how they can assist local pantries, shelters and soup kitchens with donations.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Gretchen Hunt, RDN, Director of Nutrition Programs and Resource Development at the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank; Fred Lettieri, Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank Advisory Council Member; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

RailRiders “Watch Party” Turns Into Championship Celebration

Lackawanna County Commissioners Laureen A. Cummings and Patrick M. O’Malley, center, are surrounded by staff and friends at the Scranton/Wilkes Barre “Watch Party” at Revello’s Café-Pizza. The RailRiders defeated El Paso 3-1 to capture the Minor League National Championship on September 20.