On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, the 33rd Annual Bread Box Awards were held at Second Harvest Food Bank.  Huge thanks to all of the religious organizations, businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals that organized fundraisers and food drives to support Second Harvest Food Bank.

Congratulations to our 2023 winners!


First Place: First Baptist Church of Meadville
Second Place: Queen of the World Church


First Place: Penn State Behrend
Second Place: Mercyhurst University


First Place: Grandview Elementary
Second Place: Luther Memorial Academy


First Place: Westlake Middle School
Second Place: James W. Parker Middle School


First Place: General McLane High School Key Club
Second Place: McDowell Intermediate and High Schools


First Place: Jeffrey Kline
Second Place: Mackenzie and Justin Schultz


First Place: Erie Insurance Group
Second Place: Tops Friendly Markets, Inc.


First Place: Lafaro Insurance Agency
Second Place: Pacileo’s Great Lakes Deer Processing


First Place: Millcreek Police Association
Second Place: The Erie Community Foundation

Congratulations to Millcreek Police Association, our overall 2023 Bread Box Winner!

ERIE NEWS NOW FOOD DRIVE 2023: Thank you to everyone who participated in the food drive!

Monetary donations: Over $44,000.00; 569 Turkeys & Hams; and Over 29,000 pounds of food!


It’s the 23rd Annual Erie News Now Food Drive on Wednesday, November 15th. Please look over the various sites in the 11 counties we serve for drop off.

  • Erie: WICU/WSEE/ERIE NEWS NOW: 3514 State Street, Erie, PA  16508 –  6:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Millcreek: Northwest Savings Bank: 850 Pittsburgh Avenue, Erie, PA 16505 –  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Waterford/Summit: Fort LeBeouf Middle School: 865 Cherry Street, Waterford, PA 16441 (Football Field) –  7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Edinboro: Northwest Savings Bank: 1000 Marketplace Drive, Edinboro, PA 16412 –  9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Corry: Northwest Savings Bank: 80 W Columbus Avenue, Corry PA 16407 –  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • East Springfield: Federated Church: 11995 Main Street, East Springfield, PA 16411 –  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Meadville: Downtown Meadville Mall: 920 Water Street, Meadville, PA 16335 –  7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Titusville: The Drake Mall: 109 Diamond Street, Titusville, PA 16534 – 7:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Warren: Northwest Savings Bank: 301 Second Avenue. Warren, PA 16365 – 6:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

For those that wish to donate online: ENN Food Drive


September is Hunger Action Month-the Feeding America network’s annual  nationwide campaign designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of hunger in the United States. You can help engage your community by following our Ham Calendar 2023.

September 15th is Hunger Action Day-a day where collective efforts across the country are focused for greater impact. Go Orange-it is the color of hunger relief. This Hunger Action Month, let’s join together by wearing orange, turning city landmarks orange, and raising our voices all across the country on behalf of the millions of people facing hunger.


On August 28, 2023,  Second Harvest recognized our volunteers with a classy luncheon, including a red carpet, in the warehouse. Over 15,000 hours were logged in during Fiscal 2022-2023. That equates to over 8 full-time positions at the food bank. We are grateful for those that volunteer their time, talents, and treasures to help our neighbors in need in the 11 counties we serve!