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 needed to sort and re-box food in the warehouse, help in the office, answer phones, help with the newsletter or 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.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS

Sort and Re-Pack Food: REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift 20 lb. boxes. HOURS: Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to noon, Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. 

Assist with Special Events: HOURS: Monday through Friday, as needed.

Clerical Work: HOURS: Monday through Friday, as needed.

To Volunteer: Please call Paige Tomlinson Miller, volunteer coordinator, at 330-792-5522 ext. 102 or CLICK HERE to download our volunteer form, complete the requested details and e-mail it to Paige at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also mail your completed volunteer form to 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, Ohio, 44509, or fax your completed volunteer form 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 Paige Tomlinson Miller 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 call 330.792.5522 ext. 108. 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
Cereal
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


 

Financial Donations

For every $1 given, the Food Bank distributes $11 worth of food, which is equivalent to 5 meals, to hungry people through church pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens, shelters for battered women and after school programs in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.  Your financial support provides fresh produce to seniors and helps working poor families put food on their tables.

CLICK HERE FOR EASY, SAFE, & SECURE DONATIONS ONLINE


 

BY PHONE (Donations may be given using any major credit card):
Please call 330-792-5522 to make a monetary donation.
 
BY MAIL: Send check or money order to:
Second Harvest Food Bank
2805 Salt Springs Rd, Youngstown,  OH  44509

Youngstown Foundation MATCHES GIFTS – The Youngstown Foundation will provide a 5% match of any gift of $100 or more to Second Harvest Food Bank. Click here to go to the Youngstown Foundation website to donate.

DONOR CONFIDENTIALITY – It is the policy of Second Harvest Food Bank to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with respect to donor information. We will not sell nor share donor names, addresses or fund-related financial information with any individual, company or organization outside of the Food Bank, and we will not send donors mailings on behalf of other organizations. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and all gifts are fully tax deductible as allowed by law. From time to time, donor names may be listed in Food Bank publications, but only after written notification is provided.

Food Donation Drop-off Locations

A bagful or a truckload, your food donations provide meals to local families that need them! Every box of rice, can of soup, or bag of beans makes a difference. Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Food Bank or at the following locations:

  • Austintown: Skate Zone (5420 Mahoning Ave); Southwind Logistics (5437 Mahoning Ave)
  • Boardman: Big Lots (7110 South Ave); Save-A-Lot (223 Boardman-Canfield Rd)
  • Masury: UPS Freight (7945 Third St)
  • Niles: Big Lots (5796 Youngstown-Warren Rd)
  • North Lima: Armstrong Cable (9328 Woodworth Rd)
  • Salem: Sparkle Market (423 South Lundy Ave)
  • Warren: CVS (620 E. Market St); Satolli Carpet (367 High St, NE)

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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Together we can end hunger. DONATE NOW >
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