More than ever, food pantries across our area are in desperate need of help in assisting those less fortunate to put a meal on their families' tables. The Mercury newspaper, The Posts, and other local news sites and bloggers are working together to meet that need. And we're asking for readers' help.
The day-long event focuses on keeping waterways like the Schuylkill River cleaner, safer, and more enjoyable.
Two local experts on the subject will be its presenters.
A Pottstown restaurant is heading a local drive to collect new, retail-tagged socks to be distributed to homeless persons in the Pottstown area. You can make a donation through Saturday.
The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities' food pantry will benefit from a Thursday morning delivery of a truckload of donated food from Wegman's Food Markets. The chain is stepping in to fill a gap left by another supplier that is facing shortages of its own. You can help too.
A Philadelphia- and Paris-trained chef has volunteered his time to cook an upcoming meal for the homeless to be served at Heart of God Family Worship Center in Pottstown.
Sunday was a busy ay at the Great Clips hair salon in Pottstown Plaza by Wal-Mart on Shoemaker Road. Salon staff members spent from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. cutting hair for a flood of customers, with their tips being donated to help a 5-year-old stricken with a brain tumor.
A community group will sponsor a forum about homelessness in greater Pottstown and how to address it.