We wanted to do something extra special this year. Assembling hunger relief packages as a community effort is a great way to bring people together in order to give back to our area so positively.
Hawley, PA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
Each year, Woodloch Pines Resort, an all-inclusive family resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, eagerly anticipates the arrival of the holiday season. It signifies spirited family gatherings, delicious comfort foods, cheerful holiday music, beautiful festive decorations, and most importantly, a time to be thankful and to give back. And this year, Woodloch will do just that in its own unique way. During the Poconos resort’s first-ever Record Breakers Weekend from November 22-24th, Woodloch guests, staff, and local community members will join together in an attempt to assemble over 650 packages hunger relief packages in under three minutes in order to beat the current Guinness World Record set at the Walmart Shareholders’ meeting in Fayetteville, AR on May 31, 2012.
In anticipation of the arrival of Thanksgiving and Christmas, these packages will contain 10 non-perishable, holiday-themed food items such as boxed stuffing, potatoes, canned vegetables, rice, and cranberry sauce. The theme of the packages is to “just add turkey.” More than 7,200 items, which equates to over 10,000 pounds of food, will be assembled. Woodloch will partner with its primary foodservice supplier, Pocono ProFoods. Both of these Pennsylvania-based companies have been family-owned for over three generations, and their long-standing partnership makes the joint effort a natural fit.
Additionally, anyone who is interested in getting involved in assembly efforts may do so by signing up on the Woodloch website at http://www.woodloch.com/hunger. The United Way of Pike County will assist in distributing the packages to a number of local food banks that provide assistance to thousands of people in surrounding Pike, Wayne, and Monroe counties.
The task is particularly fitting for Woodloch, an all-inclusive resort that is, and always has been, focused on bringing families together to enjoy good food among great company. Since 1958, Woodloch has been committed to its original mission to treat all guests as if they were company in their own homes. Woodloch vacations are built on the concept of “togethering,” or bringing loved ones together, spending time with one another, and creating magical memories to last a lifetime. A large part of this vacation experience is enjoying great food together as a family, and what better time to do so than during the holiday season?
“Sadly, many of those less fortunate cannot look forward to a decent holiday meal. Woodloch has always felt strongly that the community is as much a part of the family as, well, the family. For the past 55 years that we have been in business, we have always strived to give back and make a difference, and we wanted to do something extra special this year. Assembling hunger relief packages as a community effort is a great way to bring people together in order to give back to our area so positively. We feel good knowing that these packages will benefit those who need it most in our local region,” says John Kiesendahl, owner and CEO of the Poconos family resort.
During Record Breakers Weekend, all-inclusive rates start at just $176 per adult per night. For more information or to book a stay during, please visit http://www.woodloch.com or call 1.800.WOODLOCH.