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Channels Food Rescue hosts Cross the Globe fundraiser

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Channels Food Rescue in Harrisburg has a motto, "Food is Love," and it wants to share the love with more people in Central Pennsylvania with a fundraiser this Sunday. Channels is a small organization with a big heart, feeding 130,000 people a year.

"We're a food rescue organization. We pick up perishable and non-perishable food from caterers and grocery stores and we delivery the food the same day to homeless shelters and food pantries in York, Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties," said Lori Hoffmaster of Channels Food Rescue.

Unlike a food bank, Channels actually makes meals from scratch for low income families and kids. Channels also has a kitchen school to give people a second chance. "We work with folks coming out of the prison system or want a second chance. It's a 14 week culinary boot camp, and we place these people in jobs across Central Pennsylvania", said Chef Jackie Pestka.

This Sunday, Channels is hosting its "Cross the Globe" fundraiser. There will be food stations with cuisine from around the world. There will also be silent auction items and music. Channels hopes to raise $40,000 to feed the hungry in Central Pennsylvania.

"This fundraiser has always been the source of largest revenue from special events," said Hoffmaster.

Cross the Globe is Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Channels Food Rescue on North 6th Street in Harrisburg. Tickets cost $100 a person, and you can buy them at the door. Go to channelsfoodrescue.com for more information.

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