December Brings Big Gifts to Second Harvest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Home Savings Charitable Foundation has donated $5,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley to fund the Mobile Pantry Program in Columbiana County.

The program provides monthly food boxes to seniors and underserved rural families in Franklin Township.

“Second Harvest believes that no one should go hungry and we are dedicating to building a community that makes food accessible to all people, said Second Harvest resource development manager Becky Miller in a release.

The Columbiana County mobile pantry was started in 2012, two years after Second Harvest began the program in Mahoning County.

Home Savings’ donation is the third major one over the past two weeks. On Monday, the Cafaro Foundation announced that it would match donations at two events, the Super Kmart Food Drive and the Eastwood Mall Holiday Concert, up to $10,000. At the events, 3,752 food items and $21,058 were donated.

On Dec. 22, the Dominion Foundation donated $10,000 to the food bank to fund Second Harvest’s School Pantry program at Youngstown Community School, which provides food to students and their families.

Nearly two weeks ago, Second Harvest announced that its first feeding site, Skip’s Café, would be built along Mahoning Avenue after an anonymous $750,000 donation. The soup kitchen is expected to open in the second quarter of 2016.

Pictured: Becky Miller, resource development manager for Second Harvest, and Diana Hogg, commercial relationship manager for Home Savings.


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