WILLIAMSPORT – Pennsylvania Skill, powered by Pace-O-Matic, is providing free dinners to families in the community who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.
Along with its partners, 220 Eatery and Miele Manufacturing, we will host a “Take Out on PA Skill” free meal event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at 220 Eatery, 7458 S. Route 220 Highway, Linden, PA. Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) will be one of the volunteers handing out meals.
Pennsylvania Skill, are popular, legal skill amusement games which are manufactured by Miele Manufacturing in Williamsport. These products are distributed by hundreds of local small businesses in the coin-operation entertainment industry. The entire Pennsylvania Skill family understands many people are facing serious financial challenges right now due to the coronavirus and the economic shutdown. In response the organization wants to give back. All senior citizens and families impacted by COVID-19 are welcome.
“As with many areas of the Commonwealth, Williamsport and the surrounding area have been hurt by the pandemic. People have lost jobs or taken pay cuts, some have seen someone close to them contract the coronavirus,” said Nicole Miele of Miele Manufacturing. “We all must do what we can to help our communities, and we believe this is a good way to give back.”
In April, Pennsylvania Skill made a $250,000 donation to Feeding Pennsylvania, which provides funding to the nine food banks across the state. The donation equaled 750,000 meals for needy families.
Many restaurants, such as 220 Eatery, bars, fraternal clubs and VFWs say they are counting on the revenue from the legal skill games they offer in their establishments to help them reopen, hire back employees and pay their bills. They say without legal skill games they will not be able to exist.
Rep. Jeff Wheeland
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Alison Haas
House Republican Communications