As part of our strategic goals, Second Harvest has partnered with our Partner Charities on new hunger initiatives to help address the needs of the community in innovative ways.
Nothing says summer quite like picking up fresh produce at a Mobile Produce Pantry, but fresh fruit and vegetables can be a luxury for families at-risk for hunger. To meet the need in our community and to increase access to fresh produce, Second Harvest launched the Mobile Produce Pantry program.
As part of our efforts to continue to have a strong agency network, Second Harvest conducted a gap assessment in Lorain County to determine areas lacking food pantries and hot meal programs. With the closure of a number of food pantries in the city of Lorain, Second Harvest started an effort to find new sites in the extreme high poverty areas of those cities lacking food pantries.
Second Harvest administers the regional Senior Box Program, officially known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), a federally funded program to improve the health of low-income elderly population by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods