Through April 20, customers of Sparkle Markets will have the opportunity to Check Out Hunger and feed hungry families in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Customers may tear off a $1, $5 or $10 coupon available at the register that will be added to their grocery bill. Customers may also donate non-perishable food items by placing them in the collection bin at the front of the stores. Last year, Sparkle Markets raised $11,518 through the donation coupons, which enabled the Food Bank to distribute $126,698 worth of food to people right here in the Mahoning Valley.
"We greatly appreciate the continued support of Sparkle Markets through this campaign, in addition to their year-round food donations and participation in other special events that help provide food to those in need in our community,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank.
Harvest for Hunger is one of the largest annual, community-wide food and funds drives in the nation, and takes place in 21 counties in northeast Ohio. The campaign is a collaborative effort of four food banks including Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, and Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. All funds raised and food collected in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties will remain in our communities to feed our friends and neighbors. For more information on how you can get involved in Harvest for Hunger, please visit www.harvestforhunger.org.