Commission on Economic Opportunity
Sways Crowd to Earn $20,000

The Commission on Economic Opportunity's Food for Kids Weekends Backpack Program recently received a $20,000 gift from the Luzerne Foundation and its Millennium Circle. Five non-profits in the Wilkes-Barre area made pitches to the 175 members of the Millennium Circle at the group's recent annual luncheon. After hearing the presentations, the members voted on which non-profits would receive their 2015 funding. The Backpack Program provides food for children over the weekend when school meals are not available. View CEO's presentation.