Second Harvest Food Bank Receives $250K Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the S. L. Gimbel Foundation. 

The grant will help the food bank provide more than 1 million meals to hungry seniors, children and families in the Mahoning Valley, according to a news release.

“We are grateful to the S. L. Gimbel Foundation for this generous grant that will be used to purchase shelf-stable food and fresh produce,” said Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest. “This grant will help us fill over 14,000 requests for food assistance each week in the tri-county area.”

The foundation is a component fund at The Inland Empire Community Foundation in Riverside, California.

In 2022, Second Harvest distributed more than 9.5 million pounds of food, including 2.8 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, the release states.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.