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Second Harvest sees increase in need

February 29, 2012
Special to the Town Crier

In 2011, Second Harvest Food Bank distributed more than nine million pounds of food through 153 member agencies in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

(The year) "2011 was a challenging year for the food bank with the economy still weak and a tremendous increase in the number of people needing food assistance," said Mike Iberis, executive director. "But with the support of financial and food donors and volunteers, we were able to distribute 800,000 more pounds than the year before."

Second Harvest Food Bank provides food to more than 153 hunger relief organizations in the tri-county area. These member agencies include church pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens and after school programs. In addition, BackPack Programs and Mobile Pantries provide additional resources of food assistance to those that are in need.

"The Food Bank would like to extend thanks to our financial and food donors and volunteers, without whom we could not have provided this much needed vital service," said Iberis.

For additional information on the Food Bank, call 330-792-5522, visit or stop by the office at 2805 Salt Springs Road in Youngstown.



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