Insurance agency tourney winnings given to food bank
Todd Brosky, of Brosky Insurance Agency, presented a $6,000 check to the Catasauqua Food Bank Sept. 28.
Food bank volunteers Joe Tognoli and Jeanine Craver welcomed Brosky, Cheryl Butler and her son Brett. Brosky told them, “Every year, Erie (Insurance) has a charity golf tournament. We all chip in to play. This year, we came in second place.”
The insurance agency donated its winnings from the tournament to the food bank.
“We have been blessed to be in a community like this that cares so much for the people who live here,” Craver said, “(and) when we had a problem with the old oil furnace, we had a new one donated to us.”
The food bank’s pantry is in a building that John Landi, of Pie’s On Pizzeria, and his family donated to the food bank.
The food bank has been at its new location on Front Street for four years.
Brosky’s check will help serve the growing clientele. Customers who use the food bank are restricted to one day a month and must prove they are in need of the assistance.
“We have lots of help from area businesses. Egypt Star Bakery, the Giant in Coplay and BJ’s send their surplus to us,” Tognoli said. “We have been with Second Harvest (Food Bank in Allentown) since 1989.”
Every third Wednesday, the truck comes in from Second Harvest to unload.
The food bank also receives food from donation drives at Sheckler Elementary School and from area Boy Scouts and mail carriers.
“Local churches help us out,” Craver said. “And lately, we received donations from the concerts in the park.”
The food bank is always looking for volunteers.
“Some of our volunteers are getting older, so we need some younger folks to get interested,” Tognoli said.