You Can Help This Season
The holiday season is upon us and with it a need to continue our mission of providing meals for the hungry. It is with the help of faithful food providers and generous monetary donors that Second Harvest Food Bank along with our 285 charitable member agencies, may work to fill the empty dinner plates of individuals and families in northwest Pennsylvania.
Second Harvest works 365 days a year to alleviate hunger in the 11 counties that we serve. There are many ways that you can help us to make a difference, especially during the next few months. Here are just a few ways that we are partnering with organizations in the community:
· The WICU/WSEE Holiday Drive-Thru Food Drive is set for November 12th and Second Harvest partners with the TV broadcasting organization to collect nonperishable food and monetary donations at 10 sites throughout the region. For info on how you can participate, visit: http://bit.ly/1wkBhqW.
· “Turkey Man” Rick Hinman of Erie Insurance Group continues to partner with Second Harvest to organize a Thanksgiving Meal Basket program for 3,000 families.
· Citizens Bank provides funding and volunteers to pack 432 holiday meals for families in need.
· The Times Old Newsies stand at area street corners and stores collecting money that will be used to provide 2,400 holiday baskets for the areas needy.
You can help today by donating the basics: money, time or food. A $1 donation can provide $17.00 (retail value) in food to those struggling. A food donation can assist Second Harvest with providing the food for those meals. And each volunteer shares the workload that is required to get the food ready to be distributed to the hungry.
Who are you helping? It’s someone’s mother or father, sister or brother, child, neighbor or friend in our own community. It could be any one of us at any time of struggle in our lives. Your show of kindness this holiday season can lift another up and encourage them to pass it on.
Thank you for caring.
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The Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA is the largest nonprofit food distribution organization in northwest Pennsylvania. We solicit and distribute food to 405 partner organizations, which serve 72,600 individuals in 11 counties.