Throughout the month of September, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania observes Hunger Action Month – an initiative designed to inspire the public to take action on the issues of hunger.

Advocates from across the country work to shine a light on the 35 million individuals facing food insecurity nationwide, including the 88,000 individuals right here in northwest Pennsylvania.



Second Harvest encourages the public to also get involved during Hunger Action Month by participating in the following:


Turn Erie Orange:

Local businesses can turn their offices orange – the official color of Hunger Action Month. Businesses can participate by asking staff to wear orange, by displaying Second Harvest signs in their front windows, advertising Hunger Action Month on their outside marquee signage and by putting orange light bulbs in their light fixtures. Second Harvest asks that participating businesses let us know how you are taking action in Hunger Action Month so we can recognize and thank you.

30 Ways in 30 Days:

For easy, everyday ideas on how to take action and spread awareness, please see our 30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar below. Pick one or more of the action items listed on the calendar and let us know how you’re participating.

Fundraisers and Food Drives:

Second Harvest also encourages individuals, groups and businesses to consider hosting fundraisers and food drives throughout Hunger Action Month. These events provide Second Harvest with essential food and monetary donations that are needed to support member agencies.


Your time is a gift to hungry kids, seniors and others who don’t have enough food to eat. There are many volunteer opportunities available at Second Harvest. Second Harvest volunteers help sort, process and pack food… and it’s a fun experience. If you would like to become a volunteer, please register at



Tell Us Your Story!

We want to hear your story! Please contact Natalie Massing at 814-459-3663 x 104 or to tell us why supporting Second Harvest is important to you!