Erie News Now Holiday Drive-Thru Food Drive
November 14, 2018

The Erie News Now Holiday Drive-Thru Food Drive is held in November each year. This event, now in its 17th 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 7, 2018

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 NW PA to help those in need.

 

 

 

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Check Out Hunger 
Participating Stores February 2nd- 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 and Shur-fine stores.

 

Empty Bowls
March 2020

In March 2020 Second Harvest Food Bank will be hosting it’s First Annual Empty Bowls event. Empty Bowls will offer guests the opportunity to select a pottery bowl handmade by students and local artists while enjoying signature soups provided by area restaurants. If you are interested in partnering with us for this event, please contact avelez@nwpafoodbank.org. More event information coming soon. Help us fill empty bowls throughout northwest Pennsylvania!

 

 

 

Walmart Inc’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change.
April 22 – May 20

Fight Hunger Spark Change is a nationwide initiative encouraging the public to join the fight against hunger. From April 22nd through May 20th, you can donate to Second Harvest at the register of your local Walmart or Sam’s Club store. Donations of $1, $2, $5 or another amount will be accepted. There is no limit to what can be raised at the register! 100% of funds donated in our 11-county service area will be directed to Second Harvest!

 

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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 avelez@nwpafoodbank.org or visit our Volunteer Sign-Up page if you’re interested in volunteering at this event.

If you prefer to bring your donation to one of our local drop-off sites, please reference the list below to find the site nearest you:

  • Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 South Street, Wesleyville – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Mark’s Evangelist Church, 695 Smithson Ave, Lawrence Park – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Blessed Sacrament Church, 1626 West 26th, Erie – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Sterrettania Medical Center, 4000 Sterrettania Rd, Erie – 10 am to 3 pm
  • St. George Church, 5145 Peach St, Erie – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 3520 Perry St, Erie – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 4376 W Lake Rd, Erie – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Asbury Barn – Asbury Rd, behind barn by the pavilion, Erie – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Colony Plaza, 2550 West 8th (Next to Erie Audiology), Erie – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Tops Friendly Market Parking Lot at 38th and Liberty, Erie – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Pro Realty Parking Lot – 4720 Wattsburg Rd, Erie – 10 am to 3 pm
  • East 38th Street Post Office, Erie – 10 am to 6 pm
  • Legion Road Post Office, Erie – 10 am to 6 pm

 

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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. For more information: www.walkforahealthycommunity.org

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

Gold Shoe Sponsors:

Polish Sharpshooters Club

Plastic Services Network

Circolo Nazionale Lodge 122

Silver Shoe Sponsors:

L.M. Wander & Sons Landscaping, Inc.

Clarion County Rod & Gun Club

Society of Holy Trinity Club #240

Saint George Roman Catholic Church

Bronze Shoe Sponsors:

Doleski & Wolford Orthodontics

Sons of the American Legion – Squadron 135

Pennsylvania Notary & Tax Service

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

 

Fill the BackPack
June 2 – June 15, 2019

During the Fill the BackPack campaign, Wegmans shoppers can purchase grocery bags filled with child-friendly food items in increments of $3, $5 and $10. This childhood anti-hunger initiative provides kids in need with weekend bags of nutritious, easy-to-prepare food.  Last year, Wegmans shoppers donated 19,368 pounds of product that went directly towards feeding local students who would otherwise have gone without when school was not in session. Every Friday, the food goes home in the backpacks of eligible school children to ensure they have nutritious meals over the weekend. Learn more about our BackPack Program here.