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Second Harvest in the News

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2014 News Clips

New Food Pantry Opens in Stroudsburg
The Pocono Record, September 25, 2014
Christ Episcopal Church, 205 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg, has opened a new food pantry that debuts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, Oct. 4. (Read article)

BJ's Wholesale Club Announces Donation for Hunger Relief
The Morning Call, September 25, 2014
A donation of $21,000 was given to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania by BJ's Membership Club, which will allow the food bank to collect and store perishables. (Read article)

BJ's Wholesale Club Announces Major Donation for Hunger Relief
Providence Journal, September 4, 2014
BJ's Charitable Foundation announces today that it will provide grants to 30 Feeding America member food banks to celebrate the company's 30th anniversary. (Read article)

Giant/Martin's Takes Action Against Hunger This September
The Produce News, August 29, 2014
In recognition of Hunger Action Month this September, Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets are asking customers to join them in the fight against hunger in the local communities the grocers serve. (Read article)

New Twist to Old Fair Brings in Harvest for Food Bank
WFMZ Allentown, August 28, 2014
Allentown fairgoers experienced a new twist to the 162nd Great Allentown Fair on Tuesday night. (Read article)

Food Pantries' Cupboards are Bare During Summer Months
The Express Times, July 20, 2014
NORWESCAP distributes 2.25 million pounds of food to soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries every year in Warren, Hunterdon, and Sussex counties. (Read article)

Carriers to Collect Food Donations
The Pocono Record, May 9, 2014
Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will participate in Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday by collecting non-perishable food donations from their regular postal routes and delivering them to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. (Read article)

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Runs All Day Saturday
The Express Times, May 9, 2014
More than 15 percent of Americans don't have access to sufficient nutritious quantities of food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Read article)

Food Stamp Decision Helps Food Pantries
WFMZ Allentown, March 12, 2014
Anti-hunger advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a recent decision by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. (Read article)

Parkland School District Donates More Than 13 Tons of Food to Second Harvest Food Bank
The Express-Times, March 1, 2014
Parkland community members collected more than 13 tons of food during the school district's eighth annual food drive, according to district officials. (Read article)

Company News: PPL Electric Utilities Gives $300,000 to Boost Operation HELP, Aid Food Banks
The Morning Call, February 27, 2014
PPL Electric Utilities recently pledged $250,000 to its operation HELP hardship fund and $50,000 to be shared among various food banks. (Read article)

Company News: Wegmans Hunger Campaign Breaks Record
The Morning Call, January 23, 2014
Wegmans customers donated a record 1.58 million to hunger relief agencies during a fall checkout scanning campaign at 47 stores in five states, including Pennsylvania. (Read article)

Christmas Lights Tour Contributions Translate to Nearly 77 Tons of Food
The Morning Call, January 10, 2014
The first year I decided to use my Christmas Lights Tour to raise money for charity, I focused special attention on Andrea Cooke of Hellertown. (Read article)

2013 News Clips

 

Christmas Lights and Second Harvest
The Morning Call, December 3, 2013
My column today is about the launch of the annual Christmas Lights Tour fundraising campaign for Second Harvest Food Bank. (Read article)

Second Harvest Will Benefit From Holiday Lights Tour
The Morning Call, December 2, 2013
I looked back the other day at my very first Christmas Lights Tour fundraising results story from 2003, and a few things struck me. (Read article)

It's Time to Nominate Your Favorite Holiday Displays
The Morning Call, November 29, 2013
We're about to enter the one time of year when I am amazingly powerful. (Read article)

Food Stamp Reduction Has Lehigh Valley, New Jersey Food Pantries Scrambling to Fill Shelves
Express-Times, November 24, 2013
Food pantry organizers who help feed Lehigh Valley's hungry say reduced federal funding for food stamps is leading to record turnouts ahead of the holiday season. (Read article)

ShopRite Makes Annual Donation of Holiday Turkeys
Newsday, November 12, 2013
Fighting hunger in the community is at the very heart of ShopRite's charitable giving. (Read article)

Side Dish: Local Restaurant News - Fill the Marblehead Boat
The Morning Call, October 9, 2013
If you visit the Marblehead Chowder House in Palmer Township this month, bring a non-perishable food item for its fourth annual monthlong Boat Load of Goods food drive that benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. (Read article)

LVHN Offering Drive-Through Flu Vaccinations
The Morning Call, October 7, 2013
Lehigh Valley Health Network will offer free drive-through flu vaccinations to adults and children on Nov. 9 at Dorney Park in South Whitehall and on Nov. 10 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. (Read article)

Lehigh Valley Grand Prix Hosting Turkey Bowl, Food Drive
The Express-Times, October 3, 2013
Bring a canned food item to Lehigh Valley Grand Prix and you could get a free ride. (Read article)

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley Seeks Larger Food Bank, Footprint
The Express-Times, October 3, 2013
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley wants to triple the size of its Second Harvest Food Bank, the organization announced today as part of its annual report. (Read article)

Free Drive-Thru Flu Shots
Patch.com, October 1, 2013
Lehigh Valley Health Network will again this year give out free flu vaccinations at two community drive-through sessions. (Read article)

Weis Markets Launches Month-Long Fight Hunger Program
PR Newswire, August 29, 2013
Weis Markets today announced that it will launch its sixth annual Fight Hunger Program to run throughout Hunger Action Month this September. (Read article)

Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Compete in Cooking Challenge
WFMZ Allentown, July 26, 2013
Two local organizations went head-to-head Friday in Northampton County in a battle of culinary creations. (Watch video)

Company News: Dunkin' Donuts Donates to Second Harvest Food Bank
The Morning Call, July 10, 2013
Dunkin' Donuts donated $20,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA and followed up the check presentation by helping to sort and pack food. (Read article)

Food Banks Band Together to Fight Hunger
The Times-Leader, May 28, 2013
A new partnership between nine regional food banks across Pennsylvania hopes to promote the fight against hunger and help members to secure food, fill shortages, and share ideas. (Read article)

Suburban Poverty on the Rise
The Morning Call, May 27, 2013
Betty Lou's Pantry in Coopersburg sits just a mile from million-dollar homes among some of the Lehigh Valley's priciest real estate, so it wasn't surprising when Chris Page took over in 2009 that it was supplying food to just 15 needy families. (Read article)

Lehigh Valley Takes Action to 'Stamp Out Hunger'
The Morning Call, May 20, 2013
On behalf of Second Harvest Food Bank and our network of member agencies that provide food assistance to more than 70,000 people each month, I would like to extend sincere thanks to the National Association of Letter Carriers. (Read article)

Monroe Postal Carriers to Collect Donated Items
Pocono Record, May 6, 2013
Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday by collecting non-perishable food donations from the regular postal routes. (Read article)

Corbett's Asset Test Finds Little Abuse In $2.6 Billion Food Stamp Program
The Morning Call, April 27, 2013
It's the question Kathryn Hoffman hates to ask, especially of the elderly people who come into her office looking for help. (Read article)

Second Harvest Food Bank Gets Helping Hand from Dunkin' Donuts Franchises
The Express Times, April 19, 2013
Time to make the doughnuts today became time to pack bags full of healthy food for needy children in the Lehigh Valley. (Read article)

Dunkin Donuts Donates $20K to Second Harvest Food Bank
WFMZ Allentown, April 19, 2013
A food bank in the Lehigh Valley got a big financial boost from Dunkin Donuts. (Read article)

Giant Customers Raised $587K for Local Communities
York Daily Record, March 28, 2013
Customers at Giant Food Stores recently donated $587,545 at the checkout to support local hunger relief efforts through the grocers' Bag Hunger campaign. (Read article)

Parkland Community Resource Fair to Offer Information and Fun for the Family April 14
The Morning Call, March 27, 2013
To raise awareness of the social services that are offered throughout the community, a Community Resource Fair will be held from 1-4 p.m. April 14 at Asbury United Methodist church. (Read article)

Alumni Clubs to Compete in Food Bank Challenge
Pocono Record, March 15, 2013
Local members of college and university alumni clubs will compete to see who can collect the most food for Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Vallley and Northeast Pennsylvania during the second annual Food Drive Challenge this spring. (Read article)

Time for Irish Revelry
The Morning Call, March 13, 2013
Parades, Irish music, feasts and parties are taking place throughout the Lehigh Valley as we celebrate our way to St. Patrick's Day. (Read article)

Events Planned Around The Lehigh Valley Area
The Morning Call, March 2, 2013
Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, 2045 Harvest Way, Allentown, will hold its second annual Food Drive Challenge this spring. (Read article)

Parkland Students' Food Collection Tops 20,000 Items
South Whitehall Patch, February 24, 2013
Students and staff members from Parkland School District joined together to collect food in recent weeks for Second Harvest Food Bank. (Read article)

Wegmans Shoppers Give $58,000 to Local Food Bank
Upper Macungie Patch, February 21, 2013
Shoppers at Wegmans in Allentown, as well as the store's two other Lehigh Valley lcoations (near Bethlehem and Nazareth), donated $58,573 for Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley as part of a fall 2012 checkout campaign. (Read article)

Parkland Food Drive Scheduled
The Morning Call, February 5, 2013
The 7th annual Parkland Partners District-wide Food Drive will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 in the Parkland High School auxiliary gymnasium. (Read article)

Christmas Lights Tours Helped Second Harvest
The Morning Call, January 9, 2013
Choosing a favorite moment from the last month of Christmas Lights touring would be difficult. (Read article)

2012 News Clips

Weis Opens 1st LEED Store
Supermarket News, December 10, 2012
Weis Markets on Monday opened the doors of its Fogelsville, PA superstore, the first LEED-registered grocery store in its 163-store footprint. (Read article)

Company News: First Commonwealth Hosts Food Drive
The Morning Call, December 5, 2012
First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union is hosting a holiday food drive through Dec. 14 to benefit Second Harvest of the Lehigh Valley and The Greater Berks Food Bank. (Read article)

Feed the Hungry and Win a Christmas Lights Tour
The Morning Call, November 27, 2012
I'll introduce this year's Christmas Lights Tour fundraising campaign for Second Harvest Food Bank with a letter I received, along with a generous contribution, in mid-December last year. (Read article)

Second Harvest Food Bank
Blogging with Bill White, November 26, 2012
In the course of asking readers to nominate their favorite holiday light displays and explaining how their donations to Second Harvest through me can win them guided tours of the best lights, I asked Second Harvest Director Ann McManus to update me on the organization's activities and the growing demand for help. (Read article)

Dunkin' Donuts in Greater Philadelphia Partneers with Four Regional Food Banks to Help "Roast Hunger" This Holiday Season
Business Wire, November 21, 2012
Dunkin' Donuts in Greater Philadelphia is partnering with four regional food banks to help "Roast Hunger" this holiday season. (Read article)

Lehigh Valley food banks suffer from Superstorm Sandy
The Express-Times, November 18, 2012
Lehigh Valley food banks were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, but that won't keep volunteers from working long hours to feed the hungry this Thanksgiving. (Read article)

Computer Troubleshooters of Bethlehem Conducting Toy, Food Drive
The Express-Times, November 16, 2012
Computer Troubleshooters of Bethlehem is asking Lehigh Valley residents to help it help those in need this holiday season. (Read article)

Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley opens South Bethlehem Food Pantry
The Express-Times, November 8, 2012
Bethlehem resident Nilsa Maldonado is excited to now havea food pantry so close to her South Side home. (Read article)

Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley opening South Bethlehem Food Pantry Nov. 7
The Express-Times, October 28, 2012
Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley is opening a new South Side food pantry Nov. 7. (Read article)

Food Drive at Lehigh to Benefit Local Food Bank
The Brown and White, October 25, 2012
The National Society of Leadership and Success is teaming up with the Bethlehem Women's Club and hosting a food drive that will take place across campus to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley. (Read article)

Giant Customers Help Raise More Than $700,000 for Area Food Banks
York Daily Record, October 20, 2012
Customers of Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets customers donated $717,783 to area food banks this year through two in-store charitable campaigns. (Read article)

Subway Partners with Egg Farmers to Fight Hunger
QSRWeb.com, October 8, 2012
Throughout October, Subway Restaurants in certain markets and America's egg farmers are teaming up to fight hunger. (Read article)

Lehigh Valley Health Network to Give Free Flu Shots at Dorney Park, Coca-Cola Park
The Express-Times, October 5, 2012
Lehigh Valley Health Network is administering free flu shots next month at two Lehigh County locations. (Read article)

U.S. Census Numbers: Allentown Economy Lagging
The Morning Call, September 19, 2012
Syreeta Redcross of Allentown takes care of her five children on her wages at a local logistics company. (Read article)

BJ's Charitable Foundation Donates More Than $1 Million to 175 Charitable Organizations Focusing on Hunger Prevention, Self Sufficiency, Health Care, and Education
The Sacramento Bee, September 6, 2012
BJ's Charitable Foundation today announced a donation of $1,169,396 to 175 non-profit organizations in the 15 states where BJ's Wholesale Clubs are located. (Read article)

Weis Markets Launches a Month Long Fight Hunger Program
Examiner.com, August 31, 2012
Weis Markets today announced the launch of its fifth annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, a month-long program offering customers an opportunity to donate to local food banks and emergency food providers. (Read article)

Weis Launches 'Fight Hunger' Drive
Lebanon Daily News, August 30, 2012
Weis Markets has announced the launch of its fifth annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, a month-long program offering customers an opportunity to donate to local food banks and emergency food providers. (Read article)

Class Shows How Meals Can be Easy, Healthy, and Cheap
The Morning Call, July 14, 2012
We had the pleasure of meeting some pretty talented chefs last week who prepared an absolutely scrumptious meal. (Read article)

Second Harvest Speaks Out Against Potential SNAP Cuts
WFMZ Allentown, June 18, 2012
A Lehigh Valley food bank is spreading the word about SNAP. (Read article)

Bob Wood's Legacy of Service is Worth Emulating
The Morning Call, June 5, 2012
I was introduced last Tuesday to Pat Beldon, sister of the late philanthropist Bob Wood, and I told her something she's heard a zillion times. (Read article)

Local Philanthropist Bob Wood's Legacy to Help Fight Hunger
The Morning Call, May 29, 2012
There was a sunny birthday party at Allentown's downtown Arts Park. (Read article)

Letter Carriers Collect More Than 1 Million Pounds of Food
The Morning Call, May 25, 2012
On May 12, local communities answered the cries of hungry people. (Read article)

Put Your Food Donations Out with the Mail on Saturday
Salisburty Patch, May 11, 2012
You know that bag of food you've been meaning to drop off at the local food pantry? (Read article)

Letter Carriers to Host Food Drive Saturday
The Express Times, May 11, 2012
Letter Carriers hoping to eradicate hunger will be collecting bags of food Saturday from doorsteps across the Lehigh Valley (Read article)

Put Your Food Donations Out with the Mail on Saturday
Upper Macungie Patch, May 11, 2012
You know that bag of food you've been meaning to drop off at the local food pantry? (Read article)

Pocono Mail Carriers Holding Food Drive
Pocono Record, May 10, 2012
Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will fight hunger Saturday by collecting non-perishable food donations from their regular postal routes and delivering them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. (Read article)

Company News: First Generation Kicks Off First in Giving Campaign
The Morning Call, May 10, 2012
First Generation, a marketing communications agency based in Allentown, recently announced the launch of its First in Giving campaign. (Read article)

Letter Carriers to Pick Up Food on Saturday
The Times News, May 9, 2012
Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 12, 2012, by collecting non-perishable food donations from their regular postal routes and delivering them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania for distribution to agencies serving area families in need. (Read article)

Second Harvest Food Bank Enrolls in Supplement Program
Pocono Record, May 8, 2012
Second Harvest Food Bank announces enrollment in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program program at sites around its six-county service area including Monroe county. (Read article)

Mail Carriers Work to 'Stamp Out Hunger'
WFMZ Allentown, May 7, 2012
Area letter carriers will collect food from customers on Saturday. (Read article)

Last Chance: Eat a Cupcake, Feed Others
South Whitehall Patch, May 2, 2012
Tonight's the last chance to eat cupcakes in support of the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley. (Read article)

Company News: Giant Food Customers Raise Money to Fight Hunger
The Morning Call, April 26, 2012
Customers at Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets donated $537,672 to support local hunger-relief efforts through the grocers' recent Bag Hunger campaign. (Read article)

Lehigh Valley: Vote Early and Often to Combat Hunger
WFMZ Allentown, April 16, 2012
The Lehigh Valley is one of 200 communities in the U.S. in the running to win $1 million in grants to combat hunger. (Read article)

What Becomes of Leftover Bunny-Shaped Chocolates After the Holiday Passes?
lehighvalleylive.com, April 7, 2012
This time of year, candy shops abound with chocolate bunnies, pastel candies and foil-wrapped chicks. (Read article)

ShopRite Unveils Special-Edition Cheerios Box
MoscowVillager.com, April 3, 2012
ShopRite associates have once again united for the annual ShopRite Partners in Caring Cheerios Contest, a five-week contest held during National Hunger Awareness Month in September. (Read article)

Parkland Students Collect Food For Second Harvest
South Whitehall Patch, March 3, 2012
A weeks-long food drive in the Parkland School District culminated Friday, as students wrapped 15,000 donated items for the Second Harvest Food Bank in Allentown. (Read article)

Wards Will Lead the St. Patrick's Parade
WFMZ Allentown, February 28, 2012
The Allentown St. Patrick's Parade has a King and Queen. (Read article)

This Week in Parkland: Sixth Annual Parkland Partners District-wide Food Drive Culminating Event
Upper Macungie Patch, February 27, 2012
Students and staff members from Parkland High School District joined together to collect items for Second Harvest Food Bank during the district's sixth Annual District-wide community service event. (Read article)

In Your Town
The Morning Call, February 18, 2012
Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania will distribute packages of food staples in Allentown, Easton, and East Stroudsburg to people who were affected by the Hurrican Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in August 2011. (Read article)

Parkland Launches Food Drive for Second Harvest
Upper Macungie Patch, February 16, 2012
The Parkland School District is again collecting donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank, an initiative that last year culminated in to the center. (Read article)

Parkland's Food Drive is Under Way
The Morning Call, February 15, 2012
Don't forget to send a canned good item along when you send your child to school. (Read article)

Food Distribution in East Stroudsburg for People Affected by Irene, Lee
The Pocono Record, February 15, 2012
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania will distribute packages of food staples to people who were affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in August 2011. (Read article)

Greater Shiloh Hosts Food Drive
Easton Patch, January 27, 2012
The Greater Shiloh Church will hold a food drive Saturday morning for Easton's neediest residents. (Read article)

Church Plans Food Giveaway
WFMZ Allentown, January 27, 2012
A church in Easton is filling up the pantries of needy families. (Read article)

Greater Shiloh Organizing Food Drive
The Express-Times, January 27, 2012
Greater Shiloh Church, 403 Pastor Fred Davis St., will hold its "Operation Connect" food drive beginning 11:30 a.m. Saturday. (Read article)

Parkland Basketball Teams to Host Food Drive at Friday's Games
The Morning Call, January 23, 2012
Parkland School District boys basketball will host teams from Allen High School on Friday. (Read article)

Company News: M&T Bank Gives $10,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank
The Morning Call, January 20, 2012
Representatives from M&T Bank presented a check for $10,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank on Dec. 22 at the Food Bank's warehouse distribution center in Allentown. (Read article)

Time Is Running Out to Earn Your Be an Angel Wings
The Morning Call, January 17, 2012
Only two weeks remain in The Morning Call's Be An Angel campaign. (Read article)

Company News: Weis Markets Gives $40,000 to Local Food Bank
The Morning Call, January 5, 2012
Weis Markets recently presented a corporate donation of $40,000 in Weis Gift cards to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast. (Read article)

Another Record Year for Bill White's Christmas Tours
The Morning Call, January 4, 2012
You've done it again. (Read article)

2011 News Clips

 

Weis Donates $40K to Second Harvest Food Bank
Pocono Record, December 29, 2011
Weis Markets recently presented a corporate donation of $40,000 in Weis Gift cards to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast. (Read article)

Car Dealerships, Baseball Team Collect Items for Food Bank
WFMZ Allentown, December 19, 2011
Some local car dealerships are taking the term "food drive" literally. (Watch video)

Charity Takes Many Forms in the Lehigh Valley
The Express-Times, December 15, 2011
Looking for ways to give back during the holidays?. (Read article)

Unemployment Benefits in Jeopardy
The Morning Call, December 11, 2011
Long-term unemployment benefits have allowed John Hillman to search long and hard for work without fundamentally altering his lifestyle. (Read article)

Giant Set to Open in Upper Macungie Township; Officials Present $6,000 to Schools, Police
lehighvalleylive.com, December 6, 2011
After months of construction and preparation, the new 74,000-square-foot Giant Food Store location in Upper Macungie Township is ready to open. (Read article)

Feed the Hungry and Win a Tour
The Morning Call, November 28, 2011
When you climb down into the basement at 606-608 1/2 N. Second St., Allentown, you find out a lot about the group's priorities. (Read article)

In These Times, Hunger Does Not Discriminate
The Morning Call, November 23, 2011
During this holiday season, as we consider how lucky we are, Americans often think of those who are not so fortunate. (Read article)

Find Hidden Treasures in Artists' Studios
The Morning Call, November 9, 2011
Twenty-nine artists in wood, ceramics, glass, metal, fabric, and more. (Read article)

Company News: First Generation Donating to Christmas Campaign
The Morning Call, November 4, 2011
The purpose of The 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign is two-part - to donate money to local charities and to make Lehigh Valley residents aware of these organizations, educating them on how to get involved with these groups.(Read article)

Get a Free Flu Shot Next Weekend at an Allentown Drive-Thru
The Morning Call, October 28, 2011
When flu season comes around, it's easy to ignore flu-shot advisories.(Read article)

Lehigh Dining Provider Gives Back to Community
The Brown and White, October 21, 2011
Lehigh's dining provider, Sodexo, collected donations in Lamberton Hall for the Helping Hands Across America event, which is held annually to give back to the community, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 8 p.m.(Read article)

CSO Gains Campus Support for Hunger and Homelessness Week
The Brown and White, October 21, 2011
The Community Service Office aimed to truly educate, rather than just inform, students during its annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, held from Oct. 17 to 21.(Read article)

Weis Donates to Food Banks
Scranton Times-Tribune, October 20, 2011
Weis Markets' Fight Hunger program generated 275,200 meals in September for local food banks and emergency food providers in its five-state market area.(Read article)

LVH to Give Free Flu Shots at Dorney Park Drive-Thru
South Whitehall Patch, October 14, 2011
You won't even have to leave your car to get a flu shot when Lehigh Valley Health Network again this year gives out free flu vaccinations at two community drive-through sessions, including one in South Whitehall.(Read article)

Drive In for Free Flu Shot at Dorney Park, Coca Cola Park
The Morning Call, October 13, 2011
Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children ages six months and older during two community sessions in November.(Read article)

Company News: Giant, Martin's Customers Raise $460,000 to Fight Hunger
The Morning Call, October 14, 2011
Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets have raised $463,202 to fight hunger throughout its operating areas as a result of the companies' annual fall Bag Hunger campaign(Read article)

Bottom Dollar Food Celebrates Its First Birthday in Philadelphia With "Random Acts of Savings;" Donates More Thank $25,000 to Area Food Banks
PR Newswire, October 6, 2011
Bottom Dollar Food is celebrating its first birthday in the greater Philadelphia area on Saturday, Oct. 8, with "Random Acts of Savings."(Read article)

$40,000 Given to Local Food Bank
WFMZ Allentown, October 5, 2011
Officials with Second Harvest Food Bank unveiled a new walk-in cooler at its Allentown warehouse Wednesday. (Watch video)

Poverty and Hunger Increasing in Lehigh County
Upper Saucon Patch, October 4, 2011
A high unemployment rate and dismal economy are causing more residents to seek help from local food pantries according to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley. (Read article)

Food Pantries See Spike in Visitors
The Morning Call, September 29, 2011
In farming communities in northern Lehigh County, the idea of a startup food pantry may have seemed unthinkable just a few years ago. (Read article)

More first-time users asking food banks for help
WFMZ Allentown, September 29, 2011
A new study shows that mroe people are leaning on a local food bank to get by. (Watch video)

3rd Annual WFMZ, Walmart Food Drive Billed As Success
WFMZ Allentown, August 26, 2011
For the third year in a row, a food drive organized by Walmart, the Greater Berks Food Bank, Second Harvest and WFMZ was a success. (Watch video)

Program Puts Produce, Breads, Other Foods on Food Pantry Shelves
WFMZ Allentown, August 17, 2011
Count the next six people you see. (Read article)

Food Drive Helps Stock Food Bank Shelves
WFMZ Allentown, August 12, 2011
It's a chance to help families who can't afford to put food on their table. (Read article)

Food donations get NASCAR fans time with Jeff Gordon's car in Mount Pocono
The Pocono Record, August 5, 2011
The Drive to End Hunger is a campaign between AARP, the AARP Foundation, and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon to reduce hunger among older Americans. (Read article)

Bike ride aimed at battling senior citizens'hunger
The Hazleton Standard Speaker, August 3, 2011
Those planning to participate in Saturday's bike ride at Lehigh Gorge State Park are asked to bring their registration fee - along with a sack of nonperishable goods. (Read article)

AARP Donates $10,000 to Food Bank in Drive to End Hunger
WFMZ Allentown, August 2, 2011
Some local AARP members are helping to feed their fellow senior citizens. (Watch video)

Jeff Gordon's car will be in Mount Pocono food drive Thursday
The Pocono Record, August 1, 2011
Fans can get a close up look at four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon's Drive to End Hunger Number 24 Chevrolet at a special food drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite store in Mount Pocono. (Read article)

Funding cuts forcing CACLV to pare down staff
The Morning Call, July 20, 2011
Bowing under the weight of budget shortfalls and cuts to programs for the poor, the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley expects to lay off about 17 percent of its staff by year's end. (Read article)

Survey: Retirees fear running out of money
The Morning Call, July 14, 2011
In Pennyslvania, 46 percent of retirees have a net worth of less than $50,000 and 30 percent earn less than half of their pre-retirement income, according to survey partly funded by state tax dollars. (Read article)

Newsmaker Q&A: Kathryn Hoffman
The Morning Call, June 18, 2011
Kathryn Hoffman is an outreach worker with Second Harvest Food Bank Lehigh Valley who helps people apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps. (Read article)

Food Bank collection nearly doubles total
The Morning Call, May 27, 2011
May 14 marked the 19th annual nationwide food drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Even though not all recipient agencies have reported in, Second Harvest Food Bank has received record amounts of food and other grocery product - an astonishing 273,000 pounds, almost 92 percent more than 2010. (Read article)

Postal Carriers Hope To 'Stamp Out Hunger'
WFMZ Allentown, May 13, 2011
Lehigh Valley letter carriers will be making very special deliveries Saturday. (Watch video)

Stamp Out Hunger! is set for Saturday
The Express Times, May 12, 2011
The annual Stamp Out Hunger! food drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers will be held Saturday. (Read article)

DeSales Athletics to Take Part in "MAC ATaCk on Hunger"
DSU Bulldogs, April 12, 2011
The DeSales University athletics department in conjunction with the MAC Conference office will take part in the “MAC ATtaCk on Hunger” collecting both food and money at three spring home athletic events to be donated to the local Second Harvest of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania Food Bank. (Read article)

Treat the Kids to an Adventure in Oz
The Morning Call, February 9, 2011
See Dorothy Dance in her ruby slippers with Toto and the Scarecrow perform a memorable soft shoe tap dance Feb. 12 when Repertory Dance Theatre presents an original production, "Dorothy's Adventures in Oz." (Read article)

Reflecting on Super Bowls Past

WFMZ Allentown, February 6, 2011
In Allentown, the big game started at two Sunday afternoon. (Read article)

Company News: NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage donates $10,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank

The Morning Call, February 4, 2011
NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage recently announced a donation of $10,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania to support the organization's initiative of helping those in need. (Read article)

Angels Aid the Hungry and Children with Cancer
The Morning Call, January 27, 2011
Only four days remain to reach out to those in need in our community through The Morning Call's Be an Angel campaign. (Read article)

$150,000 Distributed to Food Banks Across Pennsylvania as Part of Consumer Protection Settlement with CVS
GantDaily.com, January 7, 2011
Five food banks serving communities across Pennsylvania have received a total of $150,000 as part of a consumer protection settlement between the Attorney General’s Health Care Section and the CVS Pharmacy chain, which addressed complaints about the sale of expired over the counter drugs, infant formula, baby food, dairy products and other food items. (Read article)

Local Food Bank to Receive CVS Settlement
The Morning Call, January 6, 2011
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania is one of five food banks in Pennsylvania that will receive $30,000 from a settlement CVS paid for selling merchandise beyond its expiration date, according to the state Attorney General's office. (Read article)

Food Banks Benefit from Settlement with Pharmacy Chain
WFMZ Allentown, January 6, 2011
Several food banks across Pennsylvania will equally share $150,000, which came as the result of a state settlement with the CVS Pharmacy chain. (Read article)

Second Harvest Food Bank to get $30,000 under CVS Settlement
The Express Times, January 6, 2011
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania is one of five Pennsylvania food banks to receive $30,000 from a settlement between the state and CVS pharmacy over complaints of the store selling expired goods. (Read article)

Contributors, Decorators Helped Feed the Hungry

The Morning Call, January 3, 2011
My favorite moment of the holiday season every year has nothing to do with inflatable snowmen, presents or red-nosed reindeer. (Read article)


2010 News Clips


Company News: Wells Fargo Foundation Presents $10,000 Check to Second Harvest Food Bank
The Morning Call, December 31, 2010
Representatives from Wachovia, a Wells Fargo company, recently visited the Second Harvest Food Bank to present a $10,000 check from the Wells Fargo Foundation to help the food bank stock the cupboards of local families this holiday season. (Read article)

Company News: Weis Markets Presented $38,645 in Gift Cards to Second Harvest Food Bank
The Morning Call, December 24, 2010
As part of its recent Fight Hunger program, Weis Markets' Lehigh Valley stores recently presented a $38,645 corporate donation in Weis gift cards to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. (Read article)

Company News: Bethlehem's Harvest Fest Collection Yields Bountiful Harvest for Food Bank
The Morning Call, December 16, 2010
Lafayette Ambassador Bank presented Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania with food and funds that were collected in front of the branch during the downtown Bethlehem Harvest Fest celebration held in October. (Read article)

Unemployment Still Floundering in Lehigh Valley
The Brown and White, December 10, 2010
In Christmas City, a cloud of uncertainty has replaced the characteristic holiday cheer. (Read article)

Food Bank Effort Gets New Twist
The Morning Call, December 6, 2010
"Dude," you're thinking to yourself, because you're kind of cool, "your Christmas Lights Tour couldn't possibly get more spectacular." (Read article)

Wachovia banks in Lehigh Valley will switch to Wells Fargo in 2011
The Express Times, November 20, 2010
The local transition from Wachovia to Wells Fargo is about to begin. (Read article)

Company News: Giant and Martin's food stores donated to food banks
The Morning Call, November 11, 2010
Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets recently announced a donation of $500,325 to food banks throughout its operating area as a result of the companies' annual Bag Hunger campaign. (Read article)

Feeding the hungry - and the bottom line
The Times Leader, November 6, 2010
As morning shoppers mill about the aisles in the front end of the Wegmans grocery store in Wilkes-Barre Township, two men load up a vehicle with groceries from the supermarket's storeroom in the back. (Read article)

Weis Markets Fight Hunger Program Generates 356,000 in Food Bank Donations
PR Newswire, October 28, 2010
Weis Markets today said its month-long Fight Hunger food drive totaled $356,000 in food bank donations, which will generate 285,000 meals for people in need throughout its marketing area.(Read article)

Dining Services eases community hunger pains
The Brown and White, October 26, 2010
Dining Services involved the Bethlehem community and educated Lehigh students and faculty in stopping hunger by hosting the Helping Hands Across America mini fair to collect and donate non-perishable food items last Tuesday.(Read article)

Summer Hardcore Picnic in the Park returns to Emmaus
The Express Times, August 27, 2010
Andy Silfies didn't expect to have another picnic. He went to last year's Summer Hardcore Picnic in the Park to enjoy a one-time reunion with some of the Lehigh Valley's oldest punk bands, not thinking it could become anything like a tradition. (Read article)

Food Stamp Need On The Rise
WFMZ Allentown, August 19, 2010
While the White House continues to talk about an economic recovery round the corner, there's another side to the story. (Watch video)

Volunteers Help Feed Hungry
WFMZ Allentown, August 17, 2010
WFMZ is teaming up with Walmart to collect food donations at eight stores across the Lehigh Valley and in Berks. (Watch video)

Roll Back Hunger
WFMZ Allentown, August 17, 2010
Second Harvest Food Bank, Greater Berks Food Bank, Walmart and 69 WFMZ-TV are teaming up again this year to help roll back hunger in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County.(Read article)

Wegmans donates nonperishables to Second Harvest Food Bank
The Morning Call, July 30, 2010
Wegmans recently delivered a tractor-trailer load of nonperishable food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.

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