Health Care and Wellness

Harvest for Hunger Campaign Launches Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Harvest for Hunger, the annual campaign that benefits Second Harvest Food Bank, will be launched Wednesday morning at the food bank’s headquarters on Salt Springs Road here.

The campaign seeks food and funds to help stock Second Harvest’s shelves during the spring and summer months when donations typically taper off. Last year Harvest for Hunger raised $234,611 and collected nearly 32,000 pounds of food, officials say.

“All funds raised and food collected remain in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties to help feed our friends and neighbors,” says Mike Iberis, executive director of the food bank.

In 2018, Iberis notes, the food bank distributed more than 10 million pounds of food, including 3 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Individuals, organizations and businesses can conduct a food and/or fundraising drive by contacting Renee Ray at 330 782 5522 of visit MahoningValleySecondHarvest.org to download a registration form.

Financial contributions may also be made at supermarket sponsors Giant Eagle and Sparkle Markets by tearing off a coupon at the register from March 10 through April 20. The donations are added to the customer’s bill.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.