Volunteer Opportunities

The Food Bank is a volunteer-dependent organization where your skills and talent are needed and will be put to good use. Volunteers are especially needed to sort and re-box food in the warehouse and occasionally work on special projects like Taste of the Valley and Harvest for Hunger. You'll have the satisfaction of knowing that your work is helping to feed people in our community — a child will go to bed with a belly full of food or a senior will be able to eat and purchase the medicine they need because of your efforts.


Sort and Re-Pack Food: REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift 20 lb. boxes.  

Individuals: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon; and Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please call Christina Wagner for shift availability.

Groups: Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, and Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Groups usually range between five and 20. Accommodations can be made for smaller or larger groups. Please call Christina Wagner to schedule your group. 

Throughout the year, there may also be opportunities to assist with special events and clerical work. Please call Christina Wagner for shift availability. 

To Volunteer: Please call Christina Wagner, volunteer coordinator, at 330-792-5522 ext. 102 or CLICK HERE to download our volunteer form and CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Memo; then, complete the requested details and e-mail both forms to Christina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also mail your completed volunteer form and volunteer memo form to 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, Ohio, 44509, or fax your completed volunteer forms to 330-792-9665. We hope to see you soon and thank you!

Food and Funds Drives

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dependent on the donations of food and funds to meet the needs of our friends, families and neighbors.

Are you interested in holding a food and/or funds drive to help feed hungry families?

CLICK HERE to download a drive registration form.

Submit forms to by email to Renee Fuller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax at (330) 792-9665.

All drives and events should be approved by the Food Bank. If you have any questions, please call Renee Fuller at 330.792.5522 ext. 112. Collection boxes and barrels are available for pick up at the Food Bank and should be returned there along with the food and funds collected. The Food Bank is located at 2805 Salt Springs Road in Youngstown, Ohio, open Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The following are some of the most needed food items:

Most needed year-round:
Peanut butter
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit
Tuna fish
Dry pasta
Canned soup
Macaroni and cheese

Most needed holiday items:
Boxed stuffing
Instant mashed potatoes
Gravy mix
Canned yams
Canned vegetables


IF YOU are in need of food dial 211 or call in
Columbiana & Mahoning Counties: (330) 747-2696; Trumbull County: (330) 393-1565

The Food Bank's mission is to solicit, store, and distribute food to hunger-relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties; and to provide education and advocacy. We believe that no one should go hungry, and we are dedicated to building a community that makes food accessible to all people.

So no one goes hungry.

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