Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley announced today a donation of $9,000 from Sheetz For the Kidz, a charitable organization driven by the employees of Sheetz, Inc., to help provide hunger relief to children in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The funds will be used to support more than 40 School Pantry programs across the Mahoning Valley.
In the Mahoning Valley, 1 in 4 children are food insecure. In 2019, the School Pantry program recorded more than 20,000 visits from children in our community. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of the Feeding America® network, is one of 27 food banks to receive this funding from Sheetz For the Kidz. This grant helps ensure the Food Bank’s School Pantry program will be able to continue to be a resource for children who are at risk of hunger.
“We greatly appreciate the continued support from Sheetz for the Kidz” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank.” “This generous donation will enable the Food Bank to provide 54,000 meals to children in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties through the School Pantry program,” added Iberis.
As a regional convenience store, Sheetz is committed to helping to fight childhood hunger in the communities it resides in. Through its program “Made-to-Share,” Sheetz is rescuing food from their 600 stores and donating it to Feeding America member food banks located in their six-state footprint.
"Sheetz For the Kidz is a proud supporter of the Feeding America network of food banks' child hunger programs,” said Executive Director of Sheetz For the Kidz, Brittany Funcheon. "This year, with our donation, we will support local food banks’ Kid’s Cafes, Backpack Programs and Mobile pantries."