The One Love Project, an initiative that has been collecting donations for people in need amid the pandemic, hosted its first food distribution event Sunday at The Gables at Stirling Guest Hotel in Reading.

During the event, Reading Pride Celebration officials announced a partnership between the two, where the One Love Project will be managing the RPC community service efforts.

“We are excited to welcome One Love Project into the RPC family”, said the RPC’s Vice-President, Enrique Castro. “We are very proud of our first event together and we are looking forward to the many exciting events that will benefit our community.”

The Project, co-founded by Timothy Nye and Angel Gonzalez, partnered with RPC, the LGBT Center of Greater Reading, and Humane Pennsylvania to provide dozens of families food, personal essentials, and pet food.

“One Love Project is honored to join Reading Pride Celebration in doing our best for our community, celebrating pride and get our community together for a better future for the city”, said Gonzalez

“With this new alliance we are going to continue to work in this community and doing our best to make a better tomorrow”, added Nye.

The first event of this new partnership will be The Reading Clean Up Olympics to be held on September 15, 2020, at 12pm.

The cleanup, which also has the support of South Penn, will begin in front of the Reading Public Library and will be covering surrounding areas.