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1507 Grimm Drive
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-459-3663
Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Second Harvest's Produce Express Program



November 13, 2013

Communities respond to Holiday Food Drive

By Konstantine Fekos Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Down from last year but still going strong is how Meadville volunteers described the 13th annual Drive-Thru Holiday Food Drive to benefit local food pantries that serve as member agencies of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.

After Wednesday’s 6:30 p.m. close at the Meadville drop-off site, the Tribune’s parking lot, site coordinators calculated approximately 6,269 pounds of food, $7,490.50 donated in cash, 46 frozen turkeys and, new this year, three hams.

This year’s numbers are down by about $500 and 75 turkeys, while the 2010 food donation record stands at ...

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Food Stamp Cuts Will Affect Many



Food stamp cuts will affect thousands of Erie County residents

By GERRY WEISS, Erie Times-News
gerry.weiss@timesnews.com
 
Alicia Scott-Barbour sat patiently inside the cramped waiting area of Erie City Mission's Family Care Center food pantry.

The 28-year-old mother of two had a purple backpack across her shoulders, and her 3-year-old daughter in a stroller.
The pantry, located at 719 French St., opened at 9 a.m. Thursday. Fifteen minutes later, it was packed with about 70 people. Every chair was filled.
Scott-Barbour goes to the pantry ...

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2013 Bread Box Award Winners



 

Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA held their 25th annual Bread Box Awards on Thursday, October 25th. This event recognizes the numerous organizations, businesses, schools and individuals that have organized fundraisers and food collections to benefit Second Harvest.

Finalist Awards are presented in nine categories: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College/Technical School, Individual, Church, Organization, Small Business and Large Business. Awards are based on points earned for creativity, community awareness of hunger issues, and amount of food or funds collected.

The recipient of the main award, an actual bread box engraved with the winner’s name, is selected from the first place category winners.

The 2013 Bread Box Award Winners:

1st Place Awards

Tops Markets
2013 Bread Box Award
Large Business

Scooters Lounge
2013 Bread Box Award
Small Business

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church
2013 Bread Box Award
Church

Penn State ...

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