Second Harvest Asks the Mahoning Valley to Take Action to End Hunger

In the Mahoning Valley more than 85,000 of our neighbors struggle with hunger and may not know where they’ll find their next meal. Hunger affects many people—like Blanca, who works full-time as a medical assistant. Even with her income and her husband’s part-time job, they still struggle to put food on the table and support their two daughters. And it affects 7-year-old Iliana, who wants to be a doctor when she grows up because she wants to help people – just like the Summer Food Service Program helps her get the nutritious food she needs to thrive.

That is why, this September, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley joins Feeding America food banks across the country to take part in Hunger Action Month and inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 40 million Americans, including 12.5 million children and 5.5 million seniors, are food insecure.

“Hunger Action Month helps to raise awareness that 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties do not know where their next meal is coming from,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank.  “Volunteering, hosting a food drive or fundraiser, making a monetary donation — every action counts, especially now,” he added.

Second Harvest Food Bank invites the community to TAKE ACTION this September to help feed our friends and neighbors by:

  1. Hosting a food drive/fundraiser by calling 330.792.5522
  2. Make a donation: $1 = 6 meals
  3. Wear ORANGE on September 12th - Share photos: Facebook and Instagram @SHFBMV

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America, provides food to those in need in the tri-county area through 160 programs provided by hunger-relief organizations, which include church pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, shelters for battered women, and after-school programs.  In 2018, the Food Bank distributed more than 10 million pounds of food, including 3 million pounds of produce.  For more information on the Food Bank, please visit or call 330-792-5522. 

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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