HARPURSVILLE – This weekend, six area bands and local community members have organized a food and cash drive to benefit Afton’s Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) program.
New Berlin’s Police Officer in Charge Dominick Commesso said he and a group of local citizens came together in 2009 to do something about the growing need they began seeing through their emergency service jobs.
“There have been occasions, as a responder, a volunteer firefighter or as a police officer, that you see some things. You go into some homes and you see the parents trying to care for their kids. You look around at what they have, at what they don’t have, and you know that there’s a pretty good chance they just don’t have the means to have a dinner each night. I’m not just talking about the bottom of the barrel here, I’m talking about real people who just can make ends meet even when they’ve got work. Normal people, good people,” said Commesso.