Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley received $76,923.07 through the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to distribute fresh fruits and vegetables and shelf-stable food products to hungry families in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. In May, Governor John Kasich signed an Executive Order to provide $1 million in funds to be divided between Ohio’s food banks for the purpose of procuring and distributing food to hungry Ohio families.
“We thank Governor Kasich and the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for their continued commitment to hunger-relief, which ensures that struggling Ohio families can put nutritious food on their tables,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. “Second Harvest will use these funds to procure and distribute fresh produce and shelf-stable food products,” said Iberis. Currently, the Food Bank’s 153 member agencies provide emergency food assistance to 15,000 people each week.