We are people helping people in the communities of Brackenridge, East Deer Township, Fawn Township, Frazier Township, Harrison Township, Tarentum, West Deer Township, New Kensington, Lower Burrell, Verona and Arnold.
AVAC will once again be providing a Christmas meal and gifts to every member of the household to all our Food Bank participants. We anticipate over 400 families will receive assistance this year and we need your help!
Here are 3 ways you can help us to help others:
- Contribute a new, unwrapped toy or other item that can be used for a gift. Since we provide gifts for every member of the household , we are in need of items for children, teens, adults and seniors.
- Contribute holiday food items that can be included in the Christmas food basket. Ideas include: stuffing mix, cranberries, gravy, canned sweet potatoes, etc.
- Make a monetary gift to AVAC with “Christmas Witness” on the memo line.
We would also love to have your help in distributing the food baskets and gifts. On Monday, December 17th we will be seeting up the distribution at Trinity United Methodist Church on 10th Avenue in Brackenridge. Volunteers are needed to pack food bags and organize the gifts. Set-up time is from 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Distribution volunteers are needed too! Distribution will be on Tuesday, December 18th at Trinity United Methodist with the same volunteer hours available. If you would like to help for any portion of the times needed please contact the AVAC office at 724-226-0606 ext. 10 or email us from the contact page.
Saturday, December 1st kicks off the 3rd annual Light-Up Festivities to benefit the AVAC Food Bank. Ken and Sandy Jones have turned their home into a Christmas showplace for your viewing pleasure. Visit anytime from December 1st through January 1st to enjoy this heavenly creation at:
121 Oak Manor Dr.
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Friday & Saturday, December 15th & 16th Santa will be visiting the Magical Gazebo at the light display. Children of all ages are invited to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 6-8 p.m.!
The 2012 Walk for Hunger on October 14th was a great success!! We had more than 110 walkers from 14 churches and organizations.
Thank you to our 2012 Walk Sponsors for helping us in our efforts to stomp out hunger in the Allegheny Valley!
Arnold United Methodist Church
Bon-Way Auto Body, Inc.
Bull Creek United PresbyterianChurch
Center United Methodist Church
Faith Evangelical LutheranChurch
Highlands Area Rotary Club
John Rinker-State FarmInsurance
Krutz Agency, Inc.
The Summit Academy
BrackenridgeAmerican Legion Post #226
Kier E. Ewing& Associates Insurance
King’s FamilyRestaurant, New Kensington
JaisonRinker-State Farm Insurance
Tower Auto Sales
Walter InsuranceAgency, LLC
Logans Ferry U.P.C Board ofDeacons
Atty. Cynthia Maleski
Shamey’s Gulf Service
Mr. and Mrs.Donald Bowser
Richard HinkleState Farm Insurance
Mark and RobinKuchta
Contact the AVAC office at (724) 226-0606 ext. 10 for more information about the Walk for Hunger or contact us via email
Thank you to Rob Cousins of Cousins Electric for making the repairs needed to keep this witness to Christ shining brightly in our community. Not only did he repair the electrical issues but also also trimmed the trees that blocked the view. We are grateful to Rob for helping us keep the cross lit.