Media Advisory: Closing to be Held for 5th Season of Capitol Hunger Garden

Announcement Made Regarding Future of Hunger Caucus & Garden

HARRISBURG — Members of the Legislative Hunger Caucus including the Chairmen, Senator Mike Brubaker (R-36) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-19), will hold a public event to mark the closing of the 5th season of the Capitol Hunger Garden on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. directly in front of the garden.

The Chairmen will also be joined by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) for an announcement regarding the future of the Legislative Hunger Caucus, as well as the Capitol Hunger Garden.

Others participating in the event include Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, members from the Department of General Services, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Feeding America, Hunger-Free Pennsylvania, Downtown Daily Bread, Pennsylvania Legislative Services, Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association, master gardeners from the Penn State Cooperative Extension and volunteers.

Immediately following, master gardeners and volunteers will officially close the garden for the season.

In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the Main Rotunda of the State Capitol Building.

Details on the Legislative Hunger Caucus including membership, advocates, and the Capitol Hunger Garden project can be found by visiting


Kate Eckhart (Sen. Scarnati’s Office), 717-787-7084
Colleen Greer (Sen. Brubaker’s Office), 717-787-4420
Ben Turner (Rep. Wheatley’s Office), 717-787-7895