Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania

Mission Statement

The mission of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is to provide food to those in need within eleven counties of northwest Pennsylvania while creating awareness and educating the community on the realities of hunger.

Second Harvest serves 11 counties in northwest Pennsylvania, including Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Venango and Warren County.>

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania

Second Harvest is the largest nonprofit food distribution organization in northwest Pennsylvania and the only food bank in the region. Second Harvest solicits, receives, inventories, stores and distributes millions of pounds of grocery products each year through an anti-hunger network of 412 member agencies and program partners that serve people facing hard times in our 11-county service area.

Second Harvest distributes grocery products through 221 nonprofit member agencies that include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other charitable organizations. We also work with 191 program partners that join with us to distribute food through our Second Harvest programs including School Pantries, BackPack Programs, Produce Express distributions, Military Share distributions and Senior Box programs.

A total of 95,370 individuals in northwest Pennsylvania, including nearly 29,500 children under the age of 18, are without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Recipients who receive food free of charge include unemployed and underemployed workers, the homeless, older citizens, individuals with disabilities, families in crisis situations and children.

Contact Information

Tori Pursell Phone: 814-459-3663 tpursell@nwpafoodbank.org