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Williamsport, PA― The fourth annual Dr. Alexander Nesbitt Commitment to Caring Award was presented to The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Williamsport, on April 19, 2017 in a surprise ceremony following an End-of-Life Choices seminar at the Elder & Special Needs Resource Center in Williamsport. Dr. Nesbitt presented the award, established by Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, and named in his honor. Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak also provided a cash donation to the recipient. The Dr. Alexander Nesbitt Commitment to Caring Award was established by the elder care law firm in 2014. According to Attorney Julieanne E. Steinbacher, the award recognizes an individual or a non-profit organization in the community that shows an extraordinary commitment to caring that improves the lives of others.

“Our Bold Goal is that by 2025, our collaborative network will provide access to enough nutritious food for everyone struggling with hunger in each of the 27 counties we serve. This means we will need to distribute 79M meals a year, up from the 36.3M meals we distributed in 2015”
— The Bold Goal 10 Year Plan, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

The Central PA Food Bank has been exemplary in its commitment to caring about the nutritional needs of others. This award recognizes its visionary “Bold Goal” to feed those who are nutritionally vulnerable; its strategic expansion designed to improve the handling, storage, and distribution of the quantity and quality of food donations to the Food Bank; its innovative and far reaching scope of its programs designed to reach and feed those who are hungry; The Central Pennsylvania Food Banks excellent fiscal management; and finally, the Food Bank is recognized because it capitalizes on the value brought to its program with the inclusion and utilization of volunteers and in establishing collaborative partnerships with individuals and organizations that can further the accomplishment of its vision.
This year’s recipient is a non-profit food distribution program, serving 27 counties in Central Pennsylvania through two distribution centers located in Harrisburg and in Williamsport. The Food Bank began permanent operations in 1982 and moved to its current location in Harrisburg in 1994. The Williamsport branch was added in 2002. In 2012, the Food Bank’s Harrisburg branch underwent an expansion which tripled the facility’s storage capacity. The Food Bank’s Harrisburg facility is now roughly 75,000 ft. In 2016, the Williamsport branch expanded to almost 30,000 sq. ft. and transformed to a Healthy Food Hub. With an expanded and modern Healthy Food Hub in Williamsport, the Food Bank is able to annually distribute more and healthier food to over 109,000 food insecure people just in the northern central Pennsylvania region.
As the largest non-profit food distribution program in the region the Food Bank reduces hunger by distributing nutritious food in partnership with more than 800 program partners (food pantries, soup kitchens, low income child and senior care centers) in 27 counties. Donations come to the Food Bank from growers, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, processors, brokers, specialty stores, food drives and food distribution centers. The staff of the food bank work carefully to engage local growers and producers of fresh food to provide high quality fresh options to the food bank. They also try to increases utilization of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits by those who are eligible.

03/24/2017 – Williamsport, PA — Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak is pleased to announce the addition of Sonya L. Barclay to its elder law firm. She will be working as a legal assistant within the wealth protection planning department, assisting clients of the firm with the preparation of their asset inventories and trust funding documents.

Prior to joining Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, Sonya worked as a Financial & Life Insurance Advisor. She has helped her clients reach their monetary goals for more than 20 years, meeting with people throughout Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, and Tioga counties. Sonya’s impressive financial background will serve her well in her new role.

Sonya was born and raised in Lycoming County, and she currently resides in Cogan Station, PA with her husband, Russell. They are the proud parents of three children, and they love to spoil their four grandchildren with every opportunity.

In her free time, Sonya enjoys spending time with her family, reading, engaging in do-it-yourself home projects, and camping.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak is an elder care and special needs law firm offering quality representation to clients throughout Pennsylvania. Since 1976, the firm has dedicated itself to practicing law with extraordinary standards of ethics and values. The vision of the firm has been to provide individuals and their families with a unique plan to protect their assets for their spouses and future generations, while providing for their immediate and long-term needs. To schedule your appointment, call 1-800-351-8334 in the Williamsport and Centre County communities.

04/11/2017 – State College, PA — H. Amos Goodall Jr., CELA*, of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak recently spoke on handling small or insolvent estates to a group of lawyers from across the state of Pennsylvania. Attorney Goodall held a video conference on Small Estates Legislative Update: Practice & Procedure, Payment, and Special Considerations. The video conference was offered by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) as a Continuing Learning Education (CLE) credit to attorneys wanting to stay abreast with the changing legislation.

Attorney Goodall’s PBI presentation comes on the heels of two prior lectures held throughout the country. In February, Amos lectured at Stetson University’s College of Law in Gulfport, FL on the topic of Medicaid, and how to use the government-funded program to pay for long-term care services. Amos also taught a session on Medicare to law students at the University Of Arkansas School Of Law in Little Rock, AR.

H. Amos Goodall Jr., CELA*, began practicing in Centre County in 1976. He is an advocate of community service and is a member of the Special Needs Alliance—a private network of attorneys whose mission is to help enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities by coordinating private resources with public benefit programs. Attorney Goodall currently serves as Vice President of the National Elder Law Foundation, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, among many other community initiatives. He earned his LL.M. degree (with honors) in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law.

*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak is an elder care and special needs law firm offering quality representation to clients throughout Pennsylvania. Since 1976, the firm has dedicated itself to practicing law with extraordinary standards of ethics and values. The vision of the firm has been to provide individuals and their families with a unique plan to protect their assets for their spouses and future generations, while providing for their immediate and long-term needs. To schedule your appointment, call 1-800-351-8334 in the Williamsport and Centre County communities.

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