Second Harvest Food Bank Receives $3,000 Grant from Target for BackPack Program

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley received a grant for $3,000 through Target’s Community Giving program to help fund the BackPack Program at Campbell Elementary School. This is the second consecutive year Target has provided funding to help feed hungry children in our community.  The funds will be used to help sustain the program throughout the 2012-2013 school year. 

The BackPack Program is a national program of Feeding America, and is designed to meet the needs of children when other resources for food are not available, such as weekends and holidays.  Each Friday during the school year, 150 third- and fourth-graders at Campbell Elementary School take home a bag of child-friendly, nutritious food to eat over the weekend. 

“We greatly appreciate the continued support of Target,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank.  “With more than half of the children in our community eligible for free and reduced-price meals, the sustainability of this program is critical,” said Iberis.

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

If you have a school-aged child in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text FOOD to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals.

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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