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Food Drive at Wyomissing Xfinity Store to Benefit Helping Harvest

By Comcast

Sep 24, 2020

WYOMISSING, Pa. – Comcast announced that it will host a weeklong food drive outside its Wyomissing Xfinity Store September 28 through October 2.  Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off in an outdoor collection area in front of the store, located at 2777 Papermill Road, between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and will benefit Helping Harvest, the food bank serving Berks and Schuylkill Counties.

“We appreciate Comcast’s partnership in responding to the drastically increased need for food in our community,” said Jay Worrall, President of Helping Harvest. “Because of the economic fallout of the COVID crisis, we are now distributing more than one million pounds of food per month, nearly twice the monthly average from a year ago.”

Non-perishable food, personal hygiene and baby hygiene items will be collected by Comcast staff in a tent located outside of the Xfinity Store each day. Helping Harvest is in special need of cereal, peanut butter, rice, oatmeal, dry milk, snack items, beans, fruit juices, canned goods, shampoo, toothpaste and diapers.

“Comcast is proud to work with Helping Harvest in strengthening the communities we serve by collecting food for families during a critical time,” said Lisa Birmingham, vice president of external and government affairs for Comcast’s Keystone Region. “Thanks to their tireless and extremely important work, our region is a better place to call home.”

During a typical year, Helping Harvest distributes nearly seven million pounds of food to more than 300 charitable food program partners, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, Mobile Markets and senior housing facilities. Their network of charitable food programs provides emergency food for an estimated 112,400 different people annually, including 26,900 children under 18 years of age and 17,000 seniors.


Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest high-speed internet, video, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts. Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights.

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