In northwest Pennsylvania, one in four households receiving food assistance have at least one household member who has served in the military. Military Share – a Produce Express Program of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, is 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.
The first Warren Military Share mobile food distribution will take place on Wednesday, October 4th at 5 p.m. at the Warren County Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 3 Farm Colony Drive, Warren. Individuals in need of food are asked to register for the event by calling 800-274-8387 x 2780.
“Second Harvest is incredibly grateful for the sacrifices made by those who serve in the military,” said Karen S. Seggi, executive director of Second Harvest. “We are proud to provide food assistance to our neighbors who are involved in the military.”
While the specific items distributed at each Military Share will vary based on Second Harvest’s available inventory, each eligible, registered family will receive: fresh produce, one quart of fresh milk, one dozen eggs, cheese and a box of shelf-stable pantry staples such as soup, pasta, sauce and cereal. When available, meat, fish, and poultry products will also be included. For the convenience and privacy of the individuals and families served, Military Share mobile food distributions take place on site at VA Medical Centers and armory locations throughout Second Harvest’s 11-County Service area.
Military Share is funded by donations which help to subsidize Second Harvest’s food and transportation expenses. To learn how you or your organization can help sponsor a Military Share distribution, please contact Cindy Plymyer at (814) 459-3663 x 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.