Second Harvest Food Bank kicks off Harvest for Hunger - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Second Harvest Food Bank kicks off Harvest for Hunger

Posted: Updated:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Food donations tend to decrease during the summer, so Second Harvest Food Bank tries to stock up this time of year.

The food bank held its annual kick off for its Harvest for Hunger campaign at their Salt Springs Road location on Wednesday.

Last year, the campaign raised more than $145,000 and collected nearly 40,000 pounds of food and each year the demand grows.

"Last year, the food bank distributed more food than they ever have; a record 9.2 million pounds. Every year it keeps increasing because more people show up needing food due to job loss, illness and so on. So it's our goal this year to increase that and find more food for the people who need it," said Mike Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank Mahoning Valley.

All funds raised and food collected locally remains in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The food bank distributes food to 153 hunger relief organizations in those counties.

  • Ohio/Pennsylvania NewsMore>>

  • Ohio man pleads to drug sales in deadly overdose

    Ohio man pleads to drug sales in deadly overdose

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:10:56 GMT
    A northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges including selling fentanyl to a woman who fatally overdosed last year.More >>
    A northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges including selling fentanyl to a woman who fatally overdosed last year.
    More >>
  • School bus driver killed during safety drill

    School bus driver killed during safety drill

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:05:32 GMT
    Police say an Ohio school bus driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl during an evacuation drill outside a charter school.More >>
    Police say an Ohio school bus driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl during an evacuation drill outside a charter school.
    More >>
  • Document: Governor's office forced pharmacy firing

    Document: Governor's office forced pharmacy firing

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:02:39 GMT
    A state pharmacy board document says the office of Ohio Gov. John Kasich forced the firing of its director by threatening board members with their jobs if he wasn't removed.More >>
    A state pharmacy board document says the office of Ohio Gov. John Kasich forced the firing of its director by threatening board members with their jobs if he wasn't removed.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms