Second Harvest is committed to educating the public about hunger, its causes and how
to alleviate it.
During fiscal year 2011-12, Second Harvest distributed nearly 11 million pounds of food to 72,600 people in northwest Pennsylvania. With a greater understanding of hunger issues, the community can help us continue our mission to feed people who are hungry and eliminate the waste of food.
To discover the faces behind hunger, Feeding America, the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers leads a comprehensive hunger study across the nation. Second Harvest along with other Feeding America member food banks, participates in the "Hunger in America" study every four years.
The purpose of the study is to assess the hunger problem in America. The food bank network conducts extensive research on emergency food programs for low-income individuals. Read the most current local and national results in Hunger Facts. The next Hunger in America study will be conducted in the spring/summer of 2013.
Schedule a Speaker
A speaker is available to come to your school, church, meeting or business to give an explanation of Second Harvest and the issues involving hunger. To schedule a speaker please call 814-459-3663, ext. 113.
Take a Tour
The best way to learn about Second Harvest is to come and see first-hand what we do. Individuals, groups and schools are welcome to visit. Tours are available Monday through Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To schedule a tour please call 814-459-3663, 113.
Education leads to action. Please consider these options for helping Second Harvest feed our hungry neighbors in northwest Pennsylvania.