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Grant ensures safer food transport

March 27, 2012
Special to the Town Crier

The Youngstown Foundation has awarded $20,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank toward the cost of constructing a protective enclosure at the warehouse delivery entrance.

As a storehouse for edible food that distributes more than 35,000 pounds of food each day, Second Harvest Food Bank takes every effort to protect and ensure the integrity of product distributed. The enclosure will allow the Food Bank to achieve the nation's highest food safety certification as established by the food industry's top food safety specialists, AIB International.

"We thank the board and staff of The Youngstown Foundation for their continued support of our efforts to feed those in need in our community," said Mike Iberis, executive director of the Food Bank.

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley distributes food to 153 hunger relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. They include church pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens, shelters for battered women and after-school programs.

For more information on how you can help feed hungry families, please call 330-792-5522 or visit our website at



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