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Fundraisers and Food Drives are Recognized at Bread Box Awards Celebration
October 17, 2017 –  Annual event scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th

Second Harvest Commemorates 35th Anniversary with Nationally Touring Art Exhibit
September 27, 2017 – About Hunger and Resilience to open at event on September 28th and remain at Second Harvest until October 19th

First Military Share mobile food distribution to occur in Warren, PA
September 21, 2017 – Program designed to provide fresh, nutritious foods for families with at least one member who has served or is serving in the armed forces or National Guard

Wegmans holds Fill the BackPack Food Drive
June 1, 2017 – Wegmans food drive to benefit local students in need of food

Register Now for Your Senior Food Box
May 23, 2017 – Senior Box Program provides FREE nutritious food once a month to those 60 years of age or older

Donor Offers Match for Warren Gives Donations
May 12, 2017 – The first $1,000 raised at Warren Gives will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous contributor to Second Harvest

Register now for Produce Express at Second Harvest
April 28, 2017 – Second Harvest offers drive-through Produce Express for those in need of food

Second Harvest Offers After-School Feeding Programs for Children 
April 3, 2017 – Programs offer meals and a safe place to go when the school day ends

Second Harvest Receives 4-Star Rating 10th Consecutive Time
March 16, 2017 – “Exceptional” designation sets organization apart from its peers

Second Harvest Food Bank to Host BackPackular Event to Benefit Students at the Warren County School District
January 12, 2017 – Volunteers in Warren to assemble nearly 3,700 BackPacks for students in need

Students to Benefit from GEICO Donation
December 15, 2016 – A $25,000 donation will provide BackPacks to students in need

Citizens Bank gift to provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need across three counties
November 18, 2016 – Nearly 400 families to enjoy a holiday meal courtesy of Citizens Bank

Turkeyman Project Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Those in Need
November 17, 2016 – 30 years. 60,000 meals. Turkeyman continues to help provide Thanksgiving dinners to those who need them most

New Program Launched to Provide Food for Active Military and Veterans
November 16, 2016 – Military Share, a Produce Express Program, launched to provide food for servicemen and women

More Than 5,000 Holiday BackPacks of Food to be Packed for Erie Students
October 27, 2016 – BackPacks to help students over long Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks from school provided breakfasts and lunches

Highmark Supports BackPack Program
October 19, 2016 – Students in Erie to receive BackPacks of food over weekends because of Highmark grant

Annual Bread Box Awards to be Held October 5th
September 30, 2016 – Event recognizes the numerous organizations, businesses, schools and individuals that have organized fundraisers and food collections to benefit Second Harvest

BackPackular Event to Benefit Warren Children in Need of Food
September 21, 2016 – 70+ volunteers will donate their time to fill 5,226 BackPacks for Warren students

Registration Details Announced for Produce Express at Second Harvest
September 2, 2016 – Pre-registration required for families who plan to receive food at September Produce Express at Second Harvest

Food Bank Provides Food Boxes to Qualifying Seniors in Need of Food Assistance
August 24, 2016 – Qualifying seniors can receive free nutritious food to supplement their current grocery needs

Legislative Challenge 2016 Successful in Raising Hunger Awareness Among Local Politicians
August 8, 2016 – Local legislators rally to help the hungry at Legislative Challenge 2016

New Produce Express Announced
July 8, 2016 – Produce Express distribution to be held at Second Harvest Food Bank on July 19th, 2016 – registration is required

Meals Made Easy Participants to Receive Donated Plants
May 23, 2016 – Stan’s Garden Center donates more than 900 tomato, pepper and zucchini plants

The Bread Box Spring 2016 Newsletter is Here!
May 10, 2016 – Award Winning News, Program Highlights, Education and more…find out more in the Spring 2016 Bread Box

New Requirements for SNAP Recipients Announced 
May 3, 2016 – Certain individuals receiving SNAP benefits must now comply with work, training or volunteer requirements

Second Harvest Ranked in Top 1% of Charities Nationwide
March 11, 2016 – Second Harvest ranked a 4-star charity for the ninth consecutive time

Second Harvest Receives America’s Farmers Grow Grant
February 29, 2016 – Local farmer chooses Second Harvest to receive $2,500 from the Monsanto Fund

It’s Check Out Hunger Month!
February 5, 2016 – Several area grocery stores have teamed up to gather donations at checkout to support Second Harvest

Students in Forest County Benefit from Expanded BackPack Program
February 4, 2016 – PNC funds a BackPack Program expansion to East Forest Elementary School in Forest County

BackPack Program Receives a Boost from Norbert H. Hardner Foundation
January 28, 2016 – Norbert H. Hardner Foundation funds backpacks for students at Waterford Elementary, Robison Elementary and Mill Village Elementary in the Fort LeBoeuf School District

BackPack Program Expands to Feed Extra Students on Winter Break
December 21, 2015 – Nearly 2500 Erie City students will receive backpacks filled with food to help tide them over their extended holiday break

Red Nose Day Fund Supports Second Harvest BackPack Program
December 15, 2015 – Second Harvest receives $10,000 to support the BackPack Program at Springfield Elementary in East Springfield

Highmark Announces Grant for BackPack Program
October 22, 2015 – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield awards $20,000 to support children’s BackPack Program in Erie Schools through the Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Receives Donation from Pay-It-Forward Promotion
October 22, 2015 – It took months of persistence, but a local woman found a way to pay-it-forward with her donation.

October 2015 Newsletter
October 9, 2015 – Updating the way we look; Hunger Action Month recap, S.N.A.P Challenge and more!

Second Harvest Updates Logo and Launches New Website
September 25, 2015 – New Logo. New Website. Same Mission.

Second Harvest Employee Takes the S.N.A.P. Challenge
September 23, 2015 – Amanda Johnson lives off $4.00 per day to raise hunger awareness.

Second Harvest Plans Activities to Celebrate Hunger Action Month
September 1, 2015 – September is Hunger Action Month, an initiative designed to inspire the public to take action on the issues of hunger.

Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change.
July 20, 2015 – Campaign Raises $54,296.27 for the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA.