>>Operation Holiday to Provide for Local Families in Need
(Reading, PA) -- A fundraising effort for families in need has begun in Berks County. Operation Holiday is an annual program, run by local MediaNews Group newspapers, to buy food and presents during the holiday season. It also raises funds for local food banks. Promoters say even though the main need from the pandemic has passed, food insecurity has spiked again during the past six months. They say that's mostly due to inflation. Online donations are being accepted through the TriCounty Community Network.