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.



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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 Tori Pursell at 814-459-3663 x 104 or if you’re interested in volunteering at this event.




Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
June 2, 2018

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:

Our sponsors for the 2018 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community include:

Gold Shoe Sponsor:

Sportsmen’s Athletic Club

Plastics Services Network

Silver Shoe Sponsors:

Circolo Nazionale Lodge 122

Maleno Homes

Society of Holy Trinity #240

Bronze Shoe Sponsors:

VFW Post 740

IBEW Local Union 56

Wm. T. Spaeder

South Erie Turners: Small Games of Chance

Fulton Athletic Club

Doleski & Wolford Orthodontics

Pennsylvania Notary and Tax Services

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!






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 Erie, Millcreek, Meadville, Corry, Warren, Edinboro, Titusville, Waterford and East Springfield 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:

Erie: WICU/WSEE/CW TV Studio at 35th and State St. (6 am to 6:30 pm)
Meadville: The Meadville Tribune, 947 Federal Ct. (6am to 6:30 pm)
Warren: Northwest Savings Bank, 101 Liberty St., Warren (6 am to 6:30 pm)
Corry: Northwest Savings Bank, 80 W. Columbus St. (6 am to 6:30 pm)
Titusville: Family Video, 128 West Spring St. (6 am to 6:30 pm)
Waterford: Tops Market, 230 High St., Waterford (6 am to 6:30 pm)
Edinboro:  Nick’s Place, 12246 Edinboro Rd (6 am to 6:30 pm)
East Springfield: Federated Church, 11995 Main St., East Springfield (8am to 4:00 pm)




Tops Markets Food For Families Food Drive

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.



Empty Bowls

The Empty Bowls fundraising event has served up community hope for those struggling with hunger in northwest Pennsylvania. Empty Bowls offers guests the opportunity to select a pottery bowl made by students and local artists while enjoying signature soups provided by area restaurants. This event is coordinated by Mercyhurst University.