Second Harvest Operations During COVID 19

By Briana McGonagle March 16, 2020 12:13 am

With the continuing spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Pennsylvania’s charitable food network has been adopting new policies and practices to ensure the health and safety of individuals and the food it delivers.

We are taking the following precautionary steps:

All volunteer activity is suspended until further notice.

All external visitors, except for previously scheduled appointments, are prevented from entering the facility until further notice.

We will not be accepting community food drive donations until further notice. We encourage interested individuals to contact their local food pantry directly if they wish to donate food and/or supplies. A list of our member agencies can be found by  clicking the “Find Food” tab.

Thousands in our community are struggling financially due to the evolving crisis surrounding COVID-19. The demand for food is high, and we expect it to increase for the foreseeable future as people face long periods of time without work and without a paycheck.

Deliveries to our network of 200 nonprofit agencies across our six-county service territory will continue, as our priority remains getting food out to our neighbors in need.

In addition to our regular distribution which serves 60,000 people each month, we are packing and distributing special emergency food boxes to our network.

Nobody has ever been turned away from our partner pantries due to the lack of food at Second Harvest. We are determined to be able to continue to say that when this crisis passes.

We need to act, act aggressively, and act now. Second Harvest Food Bank is ready to meet the evolving needs of our community head-on but we need your help, now, so we can buy more food.

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