York County happenings: Family volunteering day at food bank; teen shot; DA limits visits

Staff report

York City

19-year-old arrives at hospital with gunshot wound

York City Police are investigating after a 19-year-old man showed up at an area hospital with a gunshot wound, officials said.

The shooting took place at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of East Philadelphia Street, York City Police spokesperson Officer Daniel Lentz confirmed.

The victim's wounds are not life-threatening, he added.

York City Police are continuing to investigate this incident.

District Attorney

Office opens for appointments only

The York County District Attorney's Office announced Monday that it will be open for visitation by appointment only effective Wednesday.

The public, including all law enforcement officials and court-related agencies, is required to make an appointment. Call 717-771-9600 to schedule an appointment at the office, 45 N. George St.

"The health and safety of our employees, law enforcement, and members of the public remains my number one priority," District Attorney Dave Sunday said in a news release. "We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times."

The changes are effect until further notice while the DA's office remain open for business, according to the release.

Boxes at the York County Food Bank, Thursday Nov. 12, 2020, will be packed by volunteers on Saturday. Bill Kalina photo

York County Food Bank

Family volunteering day

The York County Food Bank will be hosting a family volunteering day, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the 1094 Haines Road site.

For this one day, the food bank is suspending age restrictions on volunteering and allowing younger kids to assist in the warehouse so they can learn what the organization does and experience giving back to those in need. 

Volunteers will be packaging holiday food boxes for distribution through the annual Give-A-Meal program, a joint venture between the food bank and local school districts to provide holiday meals for families in need. This year, the goal is to provide 5,000 complete meals.

There is also a Kids Activity Guide available at yorkfoodbank.org  or parents and teachers to help engage students and children in a discussion about the issue of hunger and introduce simple, kid-friendly ways to help their neighbors in need.

A $25 donation purchases a healthy holiday meal for a family in need — turkey and traditional side dishes (stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, squash and apples). The Food Bank offers chicken, fish and other options for those with dietary restrictions. To support the Food Bank’s Give a Meal program, go to yorkfoodbank.org. 

YMCA of York

Kid's Night Out Event 

The YMCA of York located at 90 N. Newberry St. in York will be holding a Kid's Night Out event from 6-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11.

Children ages 5-12 are eligible to attend. The event will feature gym activities, arts and crafts, and swimming. Dinner will also be provided.

Cost is $10 per child for members and $20 for non-members.

Children must be registered by noon on Dec. 10, and the event is limited to 30 children.

For more information or to register, visit www.yorkcoymca.org/programs/69/kids-night-out.