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Second Harvest In Need of Volunteers

August 18 2020 – Second Harvest in need of volunteers to pack and sort food for those in need. With the added social distancing guidelines implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative now more than ever that Second Harvest fill each space available within each volunteer shift.

Second Harvest Prepares Childhood Feeding Programs To Provide Meals To Students For 2020-2021 School Year

August 3 2020 – Students facing hunger across Northwest Pennsylvania will have additional resources to help feed them when they are not in school with help from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania’s Backpack and School Pantry programs.

Second Harvest to  Hold Produce Express Distribution In Warren

July 16 2020 – Second Harvest continues to expand its services to reach families in need of food within northwest Pennsylvania. On Monday, June 29th, Second Harvest will host a new Produce Express Drive Thru Food Distribution at the Calvary Baptist Church in Warren.

Second Harvest to Hold Produce Express Distribution For Those In Need In North East

June 28 2020 – Second Harvest continues to expand its services to reach families in need of food within northwest Pennsylvania. On Monday, June 29th, Second Harvest will host a new Produce Express Drive Thru Food Distribution at Gravel Pit Park in North East.

Second Harvest Hunger Relief Efforts For Erie County

June 6th 2020 – As the largest hunger relief organization in the 11-county service area, Second Harvest provided 5,241,541 meals through 216 hunger relief agencies in Erie County during 2019. It is anticipated that the COVID-19 crisis will cause unemployment numbers to rise in our region.

Second Harvest Teams with Operation BBQ to Provide Thousands of Restaurant Meals to Families in Need

June 3rd 2020 – More than 1,200 families across five school districts in northwest Pennsylvania will receive meals this week from a partnership developed between the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Operation BBQ Relief.

Second Harvest to Hold Produce Express Distribution For Those Newly In Need of Food.

May 28th 2020 – This additional Produce Express distribution is intended for those who do not currently participate in one of Second Harvest’s existing Produce Express food distributions.

Second Harvest to hold Produce Express distribution for Clarendon residents

May 11th 2020 – This distribution is free to income-qualifying families who live in Clarendo, PA.

Second Harvest Offers SNAP Application Assistance

May 8th 2020 – Second Harvest employs a full-time SNAP Outreach Coordinator who provides pre-screening and application assistance for those applying for benefits.

Second Harvest COVID-19 Response 

April 7th 2020 – The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania continues to amplify its efforts in Erie County to provide hunger relief during the COVID-19 crisis.

Second Harvest In Need of Volunteers

March 19th 2020 – The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania continues to ramp up its COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response efforts to provide food to the most vulnerable in the area. Volunteers are a crucial part of these operations, and Second Harvest is seeking more individuals to contribute their time.

Second Harvest CEO COVID-19 Response

March 17th 2020 – A message from Second Harvest CEO Karen Seggi regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

Empty Bowls Cancellation
March 12, 2020 – The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is announcing the postponement of its First Annual Empty

Military Share to Benefit Active and Retired Military Members and Their Families in Warren
February 28, 2020 – Distribution is free to income-qualifying active military and military veterans of any branch and their families

Students at Woodland Elementary in Emporium to Begin Receiving BackPacks of Weekend Food
January 13, 2020 – Emporium Foundation funds BackPacks for the remainder of 2019-20 academic year

Second Harvest Begins New BackPack Program to Benefit Central Elementary Students
January 6, 2020 – BackPacks of food to be delivered to hungry children on Fridays throughout the school year

Local Hunters Provide Fresh Protein for the Hungry 
December 6, 2019 – Second Harvest and Hunters Share the Harvest partner to provide venison to the hungry across northwest Pennsylvania

Erie News Now Drive-Thru Food Drive Benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank
November 20, 2019 – Erie News Now to host the 19th annual holiday food drive to provide meals to individuals and families in need this holiday season.

Rick Hinman’s Thanksgiving Dinner Drive – The Turkey Man Project
November 16, 2019 – Erie Insurance employees fill 3,000 Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes at Second Harvest for individuals and families in need this holiday season.

Battle of the Banks BackPackular
November 5, 2019 – Seven local banks competed to pack BackPacks for the Second Harvest BackPack Program

Second Harvest’s 31st Annual Bread Box Awards
October 10, 2019 – The Second Harvest Food Bank celebrates supporters during the 2019 Bread Box Awards

Military Share in Venango County
October 1, 2019 – Second Harvest mobile food distribution to provide for veterans and their families in need

Seventh Annual Legislative Challenge
September 26, 2019 – Local legislators work together to help provide for the hungry during a volunteer project competition at Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Expands Produce Express Distribution
September 18, 2019 – Second Harvest expands Produce Express distribution at Second Harvest from two times per month to four times per month

Military Share Distribution in Meadville, PA
September 18, 2019 – Second Harvest mobile food distribution to provide for veterans and their families in need

Second Harvest Looks for New Partnerships in North East Area
August 7, 2019 – For more than three decades, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and North East Community

Second Harvest Distributes BackPacks to Students in Summer Program in Warren, PA
July 31, 2019 – Second Harvest partnered with the 21st Century Program to distribute weekend BackPacks to students

Military Share Distribution in Venango County
August 27, 2019 – Second Harvest mobile food distribution to provide for veterans and their families in need

Military Share Distribution in Warren County
August 6, 2019 – Second Harvest mobile food distribution to provide for veterans and their families in need

Second Harvest’s Twelfth Consecutive Year Earling the Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating
July 2019 – Second Harvest is proud to have earned the Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating which demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.

Register to receive a box of food from the Second Harvest Senior Box Program
June 2019 – Community members who are 60 years of age or older and meet certain income requirements will qualify to receive a free box of food

Seneca Resources donation to help fund Fill a Glass with Hope Program in St Marys
June 20, 2019 – Seneca Resources donation to help Second Harvest continue to provide milk to Christian Food Bank in St Marys, PA

Military Share Produce Distribution in Clearfield, PA
June 4, 2019 – Second Harvest distribution to provide for veterans and their families in need

New Produce Express in Erie’s Lower West Side Neighborhood
May 23, 3019 – Second Harvest expands Produce Express distribution to income-qualified individuals and families in Erie’s lower west side neighborhood

Second Harvest Expands Produce Express to Corry, PA
May 16, 2019 –  Second Harvest expands Produce Express distribution to income-qualified individuals and families in Corry, PA

27th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
May 11, 2019 – Community comes together to support the 27th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive

First Produce Express Mobile Food Distribution in Corry, PA
May 16, 2019 – Second Harvest expands Produce Express distribution to income-qualified individuals and families in Corry, PA

Fight Hunger Spark Change 2019
April 22 – May 20, 2019 – Walmart’s Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign will benefit Second Harvest

Military Share Distribution in Warren County
May 8, 2019 – Second Harvest distribution to provide for veterans and their families in need

New DuBois Child Feeding Programs
April 4, 2019 – Second Harvest begins food distribution to students at two DuBois schools

First Military Share Distribution in Franklin
March 28, 2019 – Second Harvest expands Military Share – a Produce Express Program – to Venango County

Erie High Food Pantry
March 13, 2019– Second Harvest opens five Erie School Food Pantries as part of the School Pantry Program

Second Harvest Offers Food to Furloughed Federal Employees 
January 16, 2019– Second Harvest welcomes affected families to receive food during federal shutdown

Military Share Distribution in Warren County
October 19, 2018– Second Harvest distribution to provide for veterans and their families in need

Second Harvest Holds BackPackular Event in Warren
October 8, 2018– Warren County volunteers joined Second Harvest staff to pack 4,000 BackPacks

Second Harvest Sends Hurricane Relief Supplies to South Carolina
September 28, 2018– Second Harvest Sends 27,000 pounds of food and drink to assist hurricane relief efforts

Military Share Press Conference to Announce Significant Grant Award
August 29, 2018– Providing food for veterans and their families in need

Military Share Distribution at Lewis Run
August 27, 2018– Providing food for veterans and their families in need

Second Harvest’s Legislative Challenge Volunteer Event
August 23, 2018– Local legislators team up in friendly competition to help the hungry in our region

Fresh Produce Donors and Gleaners Needed
July 31, 2018– Farmers and gardeners encouraged to donate, volunteers needed to pick produce

Second Harvest Commemorates a Decade of Produce Express in Clarendon
July 19, 2018– Seniors invited to sign up for CSFP Food Box Program

Second Harvest Distributes Food Boxes to Qualifying Senior Citizens
July 19, 2018– Seniors invited to sign up for CSFP Food Box Program

Second Harvest Receives 4-Star Rating 11th Consecutive Time
May 25, 2018 – “Exceptional” designation sets organization apart from its peers

Military Share to Provide Food for Active Military and Veterans in Warren on February 28th
February 23, 2018 – Program designed to deliver food for families with at least one member in the military

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 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