All posts by: Briana McGonagle

The Seed Farm’s Plant Sale – May 16 & 17

By Briana McGonagle March 12, 2020 9:58 am

The Seed Farm’s 6th annual Spring Plant Sale will feature a wide variety of strong, healthy plants for your home garden. Sale hours: Saturday, May 16, 9 AM – 3 PM Sunday, May 17, 11 AM – 2 PM 5854 Vera Cruz Rd, Emmaus Join us at the farm on May 16-17, and choose from over 200 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. As always, starter plants are grown right here in The Seed Farm’s greenhouse. We’ll have your favorites on hand as well as plenty of new, exciting varieties to try. All plants are grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, and we never use genetically modified seeds. Please rest assured that we will continue to follow public health guidelines and will make adjustments to Read more

The FeedLV Initiative: Second Harvest Operations During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Briana McGonagle June 5, 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 external visitors, except for previously scheduled appointments, are prevented from entering the facility until further notice. We will no Read more

The Ongoing Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

By Briana McGonagle April 28, 2020 3:15 pm

Our network of food pantries is feeding more people than ever. Many people have lost their jobs and are without a paycheck. They are turning to our network to keep food on the table. At Second Harvest, we are working around the clock to make sure that food distribution does not stop and gets out to the people who need it. We have started packing emergency boxes in our warehouse – it’s a box of staple items meant Read more

Response to COVID – 19

By Briana McGonagle April 9, 2020 7:52 pm

We’ve been moved beyond words by the outpouring of support for our COVID-19 response efforts. Whether you’ve joined our support efforts in the past three weeks, or plan to take action in the days and weeks to come: THANK YOU! But, still we need you now, more than ever. We are ramping up purchases of delivery-ready pantry staples, and packing emergency boxes in our warehouse. Our 200+ partner agencies are movi Read more

Food Truck Food Drive – April 25

By Briana McGonagle March 12, 2020 10:05 am

Saturday, April 25 WFMZ and Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom are gearing up for the fourth annual Food Truck Food Drive! This year's event will take place on Saturday, April 25th, from 10am to 3pm at Dorney Park. Bring food donations to benefit Second Harvest then stay for lunch from some of your favorite food trucks, play fun lawn games, get your picture taken with Snoopy and the PEANUTS™ Gang, meet some of th Read more

Stamp Out Hunger – May 9

By Briana McGonagle March 11, 2020 3:45 pm

You can make a difference in the lives of your neighbors by participating in the 28th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 9th. Simply leave a bag of non-perishable food items for your letter carrier, and they will make sure that it gets to the food pantries and organizations that serve your neighbors in need.

The Seed Farm Merges with Second Harvest

By Briana McGonagle June 27, 2019 9:00 am

More Farming, Better Food, Healthier Community   Americans have become increasingly sensitive to our fragile environment and its relationship to the sustainability of farms. The Seed Farm in Lehigh County was ahead of its time in recognizing the symbiosis of a healthy environment and well-run farming businesses. The importance of that symbiosis applies to every one of us, whether we purchase our food without t Read more

Concannon Miller’s Betsy Storey-Bono is elected as Chair of Second Harvest Board

By Briana McGonagle June 17, 2019 4:36 pm

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that the Food Bank’s Advisory Board elected Betsy Storey-Bono as Board Chair. Storey-Bono joined the Advisory Board in May 2016 and succeeds Michael Tukeva, President and CEO of Pocono Mountains United Way as Chair. Tukeva joined the Second Harvest Advisory Board in March 2013 and was elected Chair in January 2018. Betsy St Read more

Music for Meals – May 4

By Briana McGonagle February 12, 2019 3:50 pm

Saturday, May 4 Join local Rotary Clubs at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown for an evening of Eric Clapton music performed by the Craig Thatcher Band! Concert proceeds will be distributed to area Rotarians to support hunger projects in their service territory and there will be a food drive benefitting Second Harvest prior to the show. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

The Coolest Guy at Second Harvest

By Briana McGonagle February 12, 2019 2:42 pm

Q&A with Dave Cool, Agency Relations Coordinator   Dave has worked at Second Harvest for more than ten years, starting out on our warehouse crew. When he’s not on the job, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and coaching his daughter’s softball team. We caught up with him for a Q&A about his role in the agency. Q: What does your job entail? A: As agency relations coordinator, my m Read more