Governor's Office of Appalachia Provides Grant for Columbiana Mobile Pantry

On August 27, Jason Wilson, Director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, announced that the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley has received a $17,000 Community Improvement Grant from the State Appalachian Development Program. The grant will help Second Harvest launch its mobile food pantry program in Columbiana County. The State Appalachian Development Program is administered by the Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Community Development.

“The mission of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia is to strengthen the communities in the region,” said Jason Wilson, Director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia. “By supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank’s mobile food pantry, we are making a difference in the lives of many families and some of our most vulnerable residents.”

 

On August 27, Jason Wilson, Director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, announced that the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley has received a $17,000 Community Improvement Grant from the State Appalachian Development Program. The grant will help Second Harvest launch its mobile food pantry program in Columbiana County. The State Appalachian Development Program is administered by the Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Community Development.

“The mission of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia is to strengthen the communities in the region,” said Jason Wilson, Director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia. “By supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank’s mobile food pantry, we are making a difference in the lives of many families and some of our most vulnerable residents.”

“We are extremely grateful to Director Wilson and the Governor’s Office of Appalachia for their support in implementing a mobile pantry to provide food to residents in Hanover and Franklin Townships in Columbiana County,” said Mike Iberis, Executive Director of the Food Bank. “The mobile pantry will reach residents who are currently without access to emergency food assistance. This Community Improvement Grant will help ensure that as winter approaches, our friends and neighbors in these communities will not have to choose between heating their homes and providing food for their families.”  

The Community Improvement Grant will help the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley purchase a refurbished box truck and equipment that will be used for delivering food to mobile food pantry sites in Columbiana County. The first mobile pantry distribution will take place Thursday, September 13, at Fellowship of the Beloved in Hanoverton in Franklin Township from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and on the second Thursday of each month thereafter. The mobile food pantry program is designed to get food to hungry individuals and families in underserved rural areas and communities that do not have access to one of the Food Bank’s member organizations.

The State Appalachian Development Grants provide funding for projects that improve the standard of living for residents of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties and support the goals of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

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

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