The Kennedy Family Fund Awards $10,000 for Roof Repairs

The Kennedy Family Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, has awarded $10,000.00 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley for roof repairs.

In 2014, the Food Bank distributed a record 9.5 million pounds of food, including fresh fruits and vegetables through a network of 153 member agencies – church pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens, shelters for battered women and after-school programs in the tri-county area.  The distribution of food in the Mahoning Valley has more than doubled over the past decade.

“In 2003, Dr. Jacques and Joyce Politi donated the current warehouse building to Second Harvest, which generously provided the much needed space for the Food Bank to expand its daily operations to meet the growing demand for food in the community,” said Mike Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. “The goal of this project is to repair the 23-year-old roof so that the Food Bank may continue to safely store and distribute millions of pounds of food to member agencies in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties,” said Iberis.

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is operated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes which effectively assist and promote the well being of residents of Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Information about the Foundation can be found at

IF YOU are in need of food dial 2-1-1 or text "Help Network" to 898211


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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