The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Vally and Northeast Pennsylvania’s mission is to obtain food and distribute it to people in need through area non-profits and to provide resources for education and advocacy to end hunger. We believe that nobody should go without food.
Second Harvest serves Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties. Last year we distributed 9.2 million pounds of food to our network of more than 200 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries and meal centers as well as homeless shelters, child care agencies, addiction treatment programs and just about any agency that feeds people as part of their operation. Collectively, our network serves more than 60,000 people each month.
In addition to food distribution, Second Harvest administers supplemental nutrition programs for children and seniors (Backpack Buddies and SUNShine Box Programs), active duty military, reservists, and veterans (MilitaryShare), SNAP (food stamp) outreach and application assistance, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ nutrition education program, and anti-poverty advocacy initiatives.