Donate food, re­ceive a free hear­ing aid bat­tery

The Dundalk Eagle - - EDITORIAL - By CHARLENE MAYO cmayo@ches­pub.com

For the past three years the Lutherville-based Bel­tone Hear­ing Aid Cen­ter has part­nered with lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions to col­lect and donate food to those in need.

This year Bel­tone has teamed up with the Dun­dalk Church of Nazarene.

“Each year Bel­tone goes na­tion­wide to feed the hun­gry,” Bel­tone pa­tient care co­or­di­na­tor Jen­nifer Roehl said. “They ask each com­pany to pick an area were they can donate food and this year we picked the Dun­dalk Church of Nazarene.”

For the en­tire month of Septem­ber, Bel­tone will be col­lect­ing food from lo­cal busi­ness’s and pa­tients.

Ac­cord­ing to Roehl, Bel­tone has part­nered with all the busi­nesses in close prox­im­ity, sent out emails to pa­tients and placed ad­ver­tise­ments ask­ing peo­ple to help them fight against hunger.

Pa­tients that bring in a food do­na­tion re­ceive free hear­ing aid bat­ter­ies and a free sched­uled hear­ing screen­ing.

The Dun­dalk Church of Nazarene has been help­ing fam­i­lies in Dun­dalk keep their cab­i­nets filled with food for years.

For over five years, The Dun­dalk Church of Nazarene, has been help­ing lo­cal fam­i­lies ob­tain food and they’re ex­cited to team up with Bel­tone, ac­cord­ing to the man­ager of the food pantry, Michael Fiorenza.

The church helps fam­i­lies all year around but in the win­ter more fam­i­lies reach out.

“I think it’s great com­mu­nity out­reach,” Fiorenza said. “I’m not sure if they will help us next year; we were sur­prised this year, so I guess we’ll see what hap­pens.”

Do­na­tions can be dropped off at the Bel­tone Hear­ing Aid Cen­ter or at the Dun­dalk Church of Nazarene un­til the end of Septem­ber.

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