The Legend Continues Program
Legend has it that in the 13th Century, in the area of Yorkshire England, Robin of Loxley, better known as Robin Hood, made a name for himself by lightening the purses of the wealthy to benefit the needy.
Today, the legend continues. We’ll provide you with a legendary meal before we lighten your purse and invite you to participate in selecting a worthy organization. Loxley’s will donate 5% of your food bill to the featured organization you choose. Being part of a legend has never been so easy or so much fun.
We encourage charities and organizations to participate in this program by becoming one of our featured charities. Click here to apply.
This Month's Charities
Power Packs Project
Power Packs Project’s Mission is to partner with eligible families to provide food and nutritional education so that families are empowered and children thrive.
Self-sufficiency and long term solutions to hunger are achieved by educating and empowering participants. Nutrition plays a vital role in the ability of children to learn in school. According to the Food Research and Action Center, hunger impairs children’s physical health, behavior, development and school performance in significant and long-lasting ways. The educational component of Power Packs is vital to the goal of “changed behavior” among the families. Power Packs achieves this goal by providing children and their families nutritious meals during the weekend when school food programs are unavailable and also by providing a recipe for a healthy low cost meal and the ingredients to make that meal. Staples like peanut butter and cereal are also provided. The cost of the meal is noted so the families see they can provide family meals for less than the cost of a pizza or fast food. In addition to recipes, families receive “Tips” such as “Smart Shopping”, “Emergency Meals”, “Food to Always Have On Hand” and information about beneficial programs and services. All materials are bilingual,making the information accessible to Lancaster County’s diverse culture.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Pennsylvania
Providing comfort, strength and stability for families with children in medical crisis, Hershey’s Ronald McDonald House® has been a “home away from home” for families since 1984.
Located across the street from Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, RMHC® of Central PA has provided more than 25,500 nights of lodging, free of charge, through the Ronald McDonald House® program.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room,® located steps away from the pediatric intensive care unit, now twelve years old, serves over 27,500 guests and families a year, 24 hours a day. We also provide support for the Family Lounges within Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and the “Hospitality Cart” which delivers personal items, snacks and refreshments to families of pediatric patients.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room accommodates overnight guests and also provides access to kitchen, computer and lounge facilities. RMHC of Central PA Grant Program supports non-profit children’s organizations throughout Central Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit www.rmhc-centralpa.org or call (717) 533-4001.
Central Pennsylvania welcomes police, fire, EMS and all other first responders from all over North America for the 2014 Can-Am Police-Fire Games. From July 13-20, 2014 over 30 venues in Central Pennsylvania will be packed with over 2,000 competitors. The Games are free to the public and offer great competition for those who participate.
The 2014 Can-Am Games will feature more than 50 sporting events, including traditional athletic competitions such as swimming, softball, golf and cycling as well as industry-specific events such as SWAT, police service dog, toughest firefighter alive and toughest competitor alive. New to the Games for 2014 are an EMS challenge, a revamped Public Safety Motorcycle competition and an Olympic Lifting event which will take place at the York Barbell Company, home of the United States Weightlifting Hall of Fame. The Games benefit Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.