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CHOP Updates

CHOP Out Hunger Cornhole Tournament

Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) will be hosting the first annual Cornhole Tournament on February 20 at Keystone College. The event proceeds will help to fund CHOP’s programs, including In-School Pantries and Backpack Program.

The fun-filled event is open to teams and singles. All single players will be paired with another single registrant to make a team for the tournament. The cost is $25 for single players and $50 for teams. 

Cash prizes will be awarded to first ($300), second ($200) and third ($100) place winners. 

Click here to register.
Click here to learn more about sponoship opportunities

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Funds Sullivan County In-School Pantry

Child Hunger Outreach Partners is grateful to our corporate partner, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. With the help of their generous grant, CHOP will be able to open a new In-School Pantry in Sullivan County High School.

The In-School Pantry will provide nutritious snacks and to-go meals during the school day for all students. By being available to the full student body, we are able to reduce the stigma associated with food insecurity, and teens who are experiencing food insecurity can easily access items that they can use throughout the day, and take home.

“We simply could not do the work that we do without the dedicated support of community partners, like Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield,” said Dani Ruhf, CHOP Executive Director and Founder.

To learn more about CHOP’s programs, click here.

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Dandy Mini Marts Makes In-kind Donation

After recently going through a mod change in their stores, Dandy Mini Marts was kind enough to palletize their unused food and deliver it as an in-kind donation to Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) for redistribution through children’s programs in nine Pennsylvania counties.

Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that, in just three years, has been able to combat child hunger for more than 15,000 children all across Northeastern Pennsylvania, with the ambition to add another 9,000 by the year’s end.

“We’re just happy to continue to partner with you over the years! The stores worked hard to pull the products for donation, and it was important to them knowing that it was all being done for a great cause,” shared Bill Bustin, Dandy Marketing Director. 


“As always, CHOP is beyond appreciative and thankful for all the help local businesses, like Dandy, provide. Without them, our ability to continuously seek expansion in an effort to do all we can to accomplish our mission of putting an end to U.S. child hunger,” said Dani Ruhf, CHOP CEO & Executive Director.


CHOP relies on volunteers and community partners to meet the local need. You can help by lending your time to pack and distribute food boxes at a pop-up pantry or making a monetary donation. Whatever action looks like for you, it has a ripple effect within the young lives in our communities!
To learn more, find food or support CHOP, visit www.chopouthunger.org or call (570)485-5050.

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CHOP Maryland receives Chamber community award

Child Hunger Outreach Partners is honored to announce that the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce (CMC) recently announced that CHOP Maryland is the 2021 Business Partner of the Year during the 2021 Community Awards.

We know that this award is the result of the team commitment of our team and our network of volunteers and partners!

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#CHOPOutHungerDay Gear

Support CHOP by purchasing #CHOPOutHungerDay gear! Click here to review all of the options now!

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