The Southern Berks News

Zuber Realty Food Drive benefits local pantries

Food, essentials donated to Boyertown Preston’s Pantry and Royersford’s Open Door Ministry

- By Lisa Mitchell lmitchell@21st-centurymed­ia.com @facebook.com/northeastb­erksnews/ Agents and staff of Richard A. Zuber Realty invited the community

to join them in a food drive to replenish the area’s food pantries that are experienci­ng an unusually greater need throughout the COVID pandemic.

“Our effort is designed to heighten awareness of the needs of our most vulnerable community members and provide them with what they need while giving members of our communitie­s a convenient way to demonstrat­e their empathy and compassion,” said owner Richard A. Zuber in a release.

Agent Beth Baker handed out fliers in Royersford to create

awareness of the effort. The agency and individual agents shared details about the drive on social media. Designated boxes were placed outside the Boyertown and Royersford

offices for the community to drop off food and supplies from Jan. 4 to Jan. 18.

One family used the food drive as a teachable moment. The Woods-Hill family donated bags of food and essentials to the Royersford Zuber Realty office.

“The mother said she is

trying to have her boys involved in community service efforts like a run or walk of any kind for cancer or diabetes, for example, and the Zuber organizati­on gave her a perfect opportunit­y to start the new year,” said Paula Babb, the staff member who was on hand to receive the donation.

The Richard A Zuber Realty community food drive concluded on Martin Luther King’s National Day of Service, a federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communitie­s on Jan. 18.

“Our watchwords for this new year are positivity,

energy, and purpose,” said Zuber. “For Martin Luther King’s National Day of Service, we wanted to provide a convenient way for our communitie­s to participat­e.”

The Zuber Realty bus recently delivered all donations, including food and essentials, to Preston’s Pantry in Boyertown and

Open Door Ministry in Royersford.

“(We) were delighted at the level of response our offices have reported. Folks really want to help,” he said. “Service in our communitie­s is a highlight of the Zuber Realty agency. Looking out for one another is sorely needed in these challengin­g times.”

 ?? SUBMITTED PHOTO ?? The Richard A Zuber Realty community food drive concluded on Martin Luther King’s National Day of Service on Jan. 18. Pictured collecting donations dropped off at the Boyertown office is Heidi Sollinger, administra­tive assistant with Zuber Realty, Boyertown.
SUBMITTED PHOTO The Richard A Zuber Realty community food drive concluded on Martin Luther King’s National Day of Service on Jan. 18. Pictured collecting donations dropped off at the Boyertown office is Heidi Sollinger, administra­tive assistant with Zuber Realty, Boyertown.
 ??  ?? The Zuber Realty bus recently delivered bags of food and essentials to Preston’s Pantry in Boyertown and Open Door Ministry in Royersford. Far right is owner Richard Zuber with staff or volunteers from Open Door Ministry.
The Zuber Realty bus recently delivered bags of food and essentials to Preston’s Pantry in Boyertown and Open Door Ministry in Royersford. Far right is owner Richard Zuber with staff or volunteers from Open Door Ministry.
 ??  ?? Zuber Realty recently delivered donations of food and essentials to Preston’s Pantry in Boyertown and Open Door Ministry in Royersford.
Zuber Realty recently delivered donations of food and essentials to Preston’s Pantry in Boyertown and Open Door Ministry in Royersford.
 ?? SUBMITTED PHOTOS ?? The Woods-Hill family delivered bags to the Royersford office for the Zuber Realty food drive.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS The Woods-Hill family delivered bags to the Royersford office for the Zuber Realty food drive.
 ??  ?? Some of the donations collected for the Zuber Realty food drive.
Some of the donations collected for the Zuber Realty food drive.

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