Second Harvest collecting donations to help restock shelves for warmer months

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Harvest for Hunger is a food and funds drive that takes place in March and April to help stock the Food Bank shelves

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley kicked off their 29th annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign Kickoff Friday morning.

The event was held at the food bank’s warehouse located on Salt Springs Road in Youngstown.

Harvest for Hunger is a food and funds drive that takes place in March and April to help stock the food bank shelves for the spring and summer months when donations taper off.

Those interested in participating can contact Renee Fuller at 330.792.5522 ext. 112 or visit their website to download a registration form.

Last year, the food bank distributed over 11 million pounds of food, but they are also taking monetary donations.

“We obviously accept food because obviously that’s what we do, but with money, we can actually stretch that dollar a lot further. For every dollar, we can provide six meals to people in need as well as about 11 pounds of food that we can purchase with that dollar,” said Mike Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank.

All funds raised and food collected remains in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties to help feed our friends and neighbors.

Financial contributions may also be made at supermarket sponsor Giant Eagle and participating Sparkle Markets by tearing off a $1, $5 or $10 coupon at the register from March 1 to April 11. Donations are added to your bill.

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