Record Broken! Hunger Breaking!

Breaking News!  Woodloch Pines Family Resort Breaks the World Record for Assembling the Most Hunger Relief Bags


Woodloch Pines Resort guests, volunteers, staff and family members are still cooling off after breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for assembling the most hunger relief bags in under 3 minutes.  The lofty task took place today, Saturday November 23 from 2:00-2:03 pm.  While Guinness still has to review and finalize, the zealous team of 414 exceeded the task with flying colors, putting together 656 bags in just 78 seconds, well ahead of the 3 minute mark set by Guinness.


The bags contained 10 non-perishable Thanksgiving-themed foods which are currently being donated to local food pantries in Pike, Wayne, Monroe and Lackawanna Counties with the help of The United Way and local charities.  There will be a total of 6,560 food items weighing over 10,000 pounds to help fight hunger this holiday season.


Generous partners also stepped forward in the spirit of giving back to the community.  Pocono ProFoods helped by supplying the food and generously splitting the cost with Woodloch Pines by 50%.  Bruceli Advertising contributed the donation bags to be used in the feat. 


Several local VIPs also committed their time and support to the event including: Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Baker, Pike County Commissioners Rich Caridi and Matthew Osterberg, District Director Dave Weber from the office of Tom Marino (US House of Representatives 10th District), Mindi Ramsey from WNEP, the Mayor of Hawley, PA, Kevin Hawk, and Harry Forbes, representing Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett as Director of the Northeast office.  In addition, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders Organization (New York Yankees Minor League Baseball team) supported the cause.  .


“We were privileged to host such an incredible event, and we thank the local community for its huge outpouring of support. We greatly exceeded the numbers of volunteers we originally expected. Knowing that these packages will benefit those who need it most in our local region is truly heartwarming, and we are honored to give back to our community in such a positive way,” says John Kiesendahl, owner and CEO of the Poconos family resort

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