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Produce Express gets helping hand from Hurst

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mercyhurst University student volunteers, nine members of the women’s basketball team and three coaches joined hands to make the Feb. 8 Produce Express at Wayne Middle School a success, said Bethany Brun, coordinator of service learning at Mercyhurst.

The volunteers distributed bags of fresh produce and staples to more than 120 local families, marking the third year in a row Mercyhurst has participated in the event sponsored by the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Participants included Aleique Allen, Alex Santulli, Allyson Golenberke, Augie Mezzio, Ben Reinert, C.C. Passe, Hannah Fox, Ian Emerick, Jacki Miller, Juliet Hilburn, Katie Reisinger, Kyle Weber, Leah Belitto, Maggie Hackney and Vishawn Williams. Also, basketball players Maryssa Agurs, Maria Lapertosa, Dekota Kirby, Jalin Steel, Alex Artise, Hayley Andres, Alexis Simpson, Jessica Bell, and Emilee Norris; along with head women’s basketball coach Deanna Richard, assistant coach Megan Hoffman and graduate assistant coach Ryan Tracy.