Dominion Foundation Awards Second Harvest $10,000 for School Pantry Program

Dominion and the Dominion Foundation awarded $10,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley to support the School Pantry program at Youngstown Community School.This grant is part of Dominion’s $1 million commitment to “critical community needs” that specifically support increasing food securities.  The Food Bank was one of 26 organizations in Ohio to receive funding for Critical Community Needs.

 

The School Pantry program at Youngstown Community School is the first School Pantry in the Mahoning Valley, and it is a collaborative effort with United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.  The School Pantry program, a national program of Feeding America, provides critical nourishment to low-income children and their families for preparation and consumption at their place of residence.  The program will ensure that students and their families do not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, especially at the end of the month when food budgets are tight or SNAP benefits are exhausted, and instead focus on helping the children to excel in the classroom.

 

“We are grateful to Dominion and the Dominion Foundation for their continued support,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank.  “This is the first School Pantry and with the help of United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, we anticipate being able to help approximately 250 families receive the food they need,” Iberis added.

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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