HARRISBURG, PA — The Emerging Philanthropists Program (EPP) class of 2023 applied their newly learned community and grantmaking skills by awarding a $5,000 grant to HANNA’s Pantry. Each year, the EPP class decides on a funding priority after assessing community needs. This year’s class decided to fund a nonprofit organization providing health and human services programs focused on food security in Franklin, Lebanon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry or Northern York Counties. 

HANNA’s Pantry is an agency of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and operates in partnership with Susquehanna Township School District at Susquehanna Township High School. The organization provides the residents of Susquehanna Township with a place to obtain fresh food, pantry staples, and essential products to address food insecurities in Township families. The organization has grown from a small, school pantry operating out of a closet to a large-scale, community operation that serves over 30,000 pounds of groceries to more than 600 families each month, in an innovative and culturally respectful way that sets new standards for community food pantries. 

The Emerging Philanthropists Program (EPP) seeks to engage Central PA’s emerging business and community leaders with the great possibilities that lie within philanthropic endeavors in our region. EPP provides resources and educational opportunities for those who wish to be actively engaged in philanthropic endeavors. Since 2014, the Emerging Philanthropists Program has granted more than $40,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Central PA. 

EPP is now accepting applications for the class of 2024! Applications are due on January 12, 2024 so apply today! To learn more visit https://www.tfec.org/epp.   

To learn more about the Emerging Philanthropists Fund visit https://www.tfec.org/funds/emerging-philanthropists-fund/

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