DePietro’s Pharmacy recently contributed $10,000 to the Heart of Scranton: A Virtual Fundraiser to Help our Neighbors.
The fundraiser, led by Scranton’s Mayor Paige Cognetti in partnership with the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation, started on Thursday, April 30 at 12pm. This fundraiser focuses on food insecurity and will benefit CEO/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, Friends of the Poor and Meals on Wheels of NEPA. Generous community partners will match funds totaling $100,000.
Tom DePietro, owner of DePietro’s Pharmacy stated, “Our commitment to the community extends well beyond the pharmacy counter. In the wake of the current pandemic, food insecurity is a growing challenge for so many families here in NEPA. Contributing to this fundraiser was an impactful way for DePietro’s Pharmacy to pitch in and help right now. Our team is actively encouraging our families, friends and customers to contribute as well if they are able.”
“This is an incredibly generous donation which will have an extraordinary impact on food insecurity in our communities, and in combination with the match provided through this fundraiser, will generate $20,000 in philanthropic support for this very important cause,” added Laura Ducceschi, Scranton Area Community Foundation’s President and CEO.
Donations will be accepted by check made payable to the Scranton Area Foundation indicating “Heart of Scranton” in the memo and mailed to the Scranton Area Community Foundation, 615 Jefferson Ave., Suite 102, Scranton, PA 18510. Donations will be accepted online at safdn.org/heart-of-scranton until 7pm on Friday, May 1.