Scott Karns to be honored at Tribute Dinner

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will honor Scott Karns, owner of Karns Quality Foods, for his outstanding service to the community at its upcoming Tribute Dinner.  The event will be held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Harrisburg West in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania on September 10, 2014.

Karns Quality Foods, a locally owned family supermarket chain since 1959, has been a staunch supporter of Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania for many years.  Scott Karns’ efforts in support of many nonprofit organizations, especially in the human services sector, make him a richly deserving honoree. 

“The Karns family lives in, works in and loves Central Pennsylvania,” said Karns.  “With such a connection to the local community we know and understand the importance of lending support in a variety of ways.”  

Dr. Melissa Vayda, president and CEO of Volunteers of America said, “In honoring Scott through this event the community has the opportunity to say thank you for all he has done and to provide vital funds to help individuals and families who are most in need in our community rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.”   

These services are provided by Volunteers of America through various programs and facilities such as 196 units of affordable housing, a residential treatment facility, thrift stores, a child development center, supportive services for veteran families, after school programs, a business incubator for individuals with disabilities, transportation, and a variety of others.

Proceeds from the Tribute Dinner will help Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania provide critical human services to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.  For reservations and sponsorship information, contact Jim Ingolio, the organization’s director of mission advancement, at 717-236-1440 or