stamp out hunger

Letter Carriers Food Drive
May 14, 2016

Always the second Saturday in May, this is the largest one-day food drive in the nation.  You can     easily donate nonperishable food to the Second Harvest Food Bank by placing your donation in a sturdy bag by your mailbox on Saturday, May 14. Letter carriers, Boys Scouts and Second Harvest volunteers will collect donations from mailboxes throughout the day.
For more information on how you can donate or volunteer, please call Heather at 814.459.3663 x 113.

 

Plant a Row for the Hungry
Spring 2016

The Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA is asking area farmers and gardeners to join our mission to alleviate hunger by planting an extra row for our neighbors in need.  While residents plant their crops and gardens, they can designate a plant or row of plants to donate to Second Harvest this summer. Please join in this community effort and sow an extra row for a hungry family who can’t afford fresh produce.  All varieties of fruits and vegetables will be accepted.

Don’t have a green thumb? All fresh produce will be accepted whether it’s from your garden or your grocery cart.  Donations can be taken to Second Harvest at 1507 Grimm Drive, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Simply drive to the loading docks at the rear of the building to drop off produce donations when they become available.  Thank you!

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Warren Gives
warrengives.org
May 18th, 2016  6:00a.m.-10:00p.m.

On May 18th you can make the most of your donation to Second Harvest. The Community Foundation of Warren is hosting the 4th Annual Warren Gives online fundraising event. This special fundraising event involves sixteen hours of online giving that includes a match pool to make your donation mean even more. The 2016 match pool is sponsored by the Community Foundation, Betts Foundation, DeFrees Family Memorial Fund, Sara Sokolski Family Fund, Northwest Charitable Trust Foundation, and Blair Corporation. The more you give to Second Harvest, the more match dollars will help us feed those in need.

To donate on May 18th visit: warrengives.org

 

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Presque Isle State Park
June 4, 2016 * 5K Walk: 9 a.m. and 1-Mile Fun Walk: 9:15 a.m.

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies. Highmark Inc. coordinates and underwrites the cost of the walk so that 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes to the participating nonprofits.

The primary goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. The secondary goal of the walk is to energize community members to have a greater hand in their health by becoming or staying physically active. You can walk to to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA by registering online at www.walkforahealthycommunity.org.  You can also call Second Harvest at 814.459.3663 x 113 for help with registration. This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly event held at Beach 1, Presque Isle State Park in Erie.

 

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The Beast of the East Musky Fly Fishing Tournament
October 14th & 15th 2016

The Nittany Valley Musky Alliance (NVMA), the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Muskies Inc., will be hosting a Musky Fly Fishing Tournament in Warren, PA in October. The NVMA will be collecting nonperishable food items as well as nonfood items to benefit Second Harvest. For more information about the tournament or information about dropping off a donation, please contact the NVMA at nvmainc@gmail.com.  NVMA is a nonprofit organization with the goal of promoting & improving musky angling in Central Pennsylvania.