Lund Martial Arts Academy Break-A-Thon
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Bethel Baptist Church at 1781 West 38th Street

For the third year in the row proceeds from Lund Martial Arts Academy’s Break-A-Thon will benefit Second Harvest!  Participation is open to the greater community.  Those who wish to participate are asked to pay a $5.00 materials fee (the boards are real!), provide a monetary or non-perishable food item as a donation to the Second Harvest, and attend a scheduled practice time prior to the event to become familiar with the board breaking process at either one of their Erie locations. There is no cost to watch, but of course attendees are encouraged to donate to Second Harvest.  For more information, please contact Danielle at or (814) 882-6656.  Good luck to all participants and thank you to Lund Martial Arts Academy!



West Advisory Group Free Community Shred Day
Wednesday April 24th, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

West Advisory Group is hosting the first annual Free Community Shred Day at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania. Bring a monetary or non-perishable donation and shred your confidential documents for free! Items will be shredded on site. Tours and refreshments will be available. Call 814-464-0224 with any questions you may have.



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National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive
(NALC Food Drive)
Second Saturday in May

The second Saturday in May, letter carriers throughout northwest PA join the Second Harvest to Stamp Out Hunger! The community is asked to donate nonperishable donations in a sturdy bag and leave by their mailbox in the morning. Local letter carriers, volunteers or Boy Scouts will be collecting donations from homes and delivering them to the Second Harvest or Second Harvest member agencies in outlying areas. Contact Andrea Velez at 814-459-3663 x 113 or if you’re interested in volunteering at this event.



Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
June 1, 2019

Second Harvest participates in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pa. Walkers register online to support Second Harvest’s mission to provide food for the hungry in the region. It’s a great way to get exercise while spending time with family and friends. If you or your organization would like to sponsor Second Harvest at the 2019 walk, contact Tori at For more information on the event visit

Our sponsors for the 2019 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community include:

Gold Shoe Sponsors:

Polish Sharpshooters Club

Plastic Services Network

Silver Shoe Sponsors:

L.M. Wander & Sons Landscaping, Inc.

Clarion County Rod & Gun Club

Bronze Shoe Sponsors:

Doleski & Wolford Orthodontics

Sons of the American Legion – Squadron 135

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!



Hunger Action Month
September 2019
Stand with us during Hunger Action Month by spreading the word and taking action to alleviate hunger in northwest Pennsylvania. For ideas on how to take action and spread awareness, download our 30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar. If you’d like to organize a food drive or fundraiser for Hunger Action Month, please contact Andrea at 814-459-3663 x 113 or For more ways to get involved, visit our Hunger Action Month page.



 Fall Food Share
 October-November 2019
Beginning October 18 and running through November 21, Fall Food Share, the region’s seasonal food and funds drive will focus on ending hunger in our region. The drive will operate in 10 counties across western Pennsylvania and one county in West Virginia.  Shoppers at participating Giant Eagle locations are asked to make a monetary or food donation at the register. All monetary and food donations stay in the counties where the donation was made. Shoppers are asked to only donate household and nonperishable food items in boxes, cans or plastic containers. No glass packaging please.   Participating food banks gratefully acknowledge the support of Fall Food Share sponsors Giant Eagle and Citizens Bank.


Erie News Now Holiday Drive-Thru Food Drive
November 2019
The Erie News Now Holiday Drive-Thru Food Drive is held in November each year. This event, now in its 18th year, is an all-day food drive and fundraiser to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and its member agencies. All food collected at each location in Bradford, Corry, East Springfield, Edinboro, Erie, Meadville, Millcreek, Titusville, Warren and Waterford remains in the community where it was collected. Monetary donations assist the Second Harvest to help provide food to our member agencies throughout northwest Pennsylvania.


Drop-Off Locations:

Bradford: Harriet B. Wick Chapel, University Of Pittsburgh, Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Corry: Northwest Bank, 80 W. Columbus St. (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
East Springfield: Federated Church, 11995 Main St., East Springfield (11:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Edinboro:  Nick’s Place, 12246 Edinboro Rd (6:00 am to 6:30 pm)
Erie: Erie News Now TV Studio at 35th and State St. (6:00 am to 6:30 pm)
Meadville: The Meadville Tribune, 947 Federal Ct. (6:00 am to 6:30 pm)
Millcreek: Northwest Bank, 850 Pittsburgh Ave (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Titusville: Family Video, 128 West Spring St. (12:00 pm to 6:30 pm)
Warren: Northwest Bank, 101 Liberty St., Warren (6:00 am to 6:30 pm)
Waterford: Tops Market, 230 High St., Waterford (6:00 am to 6:30 pm)


Tops Markets Food For Families Food Drive
December 2019
You can support Second Harvest and Tops Markets to provide for the hungry this holiday season. Shoppers at Tops Markets can purchase a “Little Brown Bag of Hope” for $5, $10 or $20. Food donations will go directly to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania to help those in need.



Souper Bowl of Caring
February 2019
The ”Souper Bowl of Caring” is a flexible and easy to organize event, making it a great way for your group or organization to give to those in need. Examples of “Souper Bowl of Caring” projects include asking your customers or employees to donate either $1 or one can of soup, hosting a Soup/Chili Cook Off Event, or throwing a Super Bowl Party and asking attendees to bring nonperishable donations as “admission” to the party. This collective effort on and leading up to Super Bowl Sunday creates hunger awareness and helps to feed the 95,000 individuals in northwest Pennsylvania facing hunger. If you plan on participating or need assistance in planning a Souper Bowl of Caring event, please contact Tori at 814-459-3663 x 104 or



Check Out Hunger 
Participating Stores February 1st- February 28th

Through the Check Out Hunger campaign, customers and employees contribute to the Second Harvest by scanning a coupon at checkout that adds a specific dollar amount ($1-$5), or any amount they choose, to their order. 100% of the donation goes directly to the Second Harvest. Participating stores include: Wegmans, Tops Markets, ShopRite and Shur-fine stores.