All posts by: Lauren Matthews

In the Spotlight: Lisa Higgins, Vice Chair

By Lauren Matthews June 28, 2021 4:17 pm

Meet our Advisory Board! By: Joey Marcacci   Check out our Q&A with Advisory Board Vice Chair, Lisa Higgins!   When did you originally join the board? 2018, I’m a pretty recent addition to the board.   Why did you choose to become a board member? Before my career in theatre, I started my professional life as an agricultural journalist. I have a Bachelor of Science in Agricult Read more

Meet Chris Cassidy, Senior Planner & Compliance Manager

By Lauren Matthews June 4, 2021 7:17 pm

Chris Cassidy is our Senior Planner & Compliance Manager for our parent company, Community Action Lehigh Valley. We are incredibly lucky to have Chris assigned as the planner for Second Harvest!   Learn more about what Chris does for the food bank and how she spends her time outside the agency.     What does your job entail? I am a part of the planning department at our parent agency, C Read more

In the Spotlight: Betsy Storey-Bono, Chair

By Lauren Matthews May 6, 2021 4:26 pm

Meet our Advisory Board! By: Joey Marcacci Check out our Q&A with advisory board chair Betsy Storey-Bono!   When did you originally join the board? About 5 years ago.   Why did you choose to become a board member? I really wanted to use part of my free time to do something that puts back into the community. Social justice and issues around food security have always been meaningful to me, Read more

Giving the Gift of Your Time, Danielle Luccese

By Lauren Matthews March 29, 2021 5:42 pm

Danielle has been volunteering at Second Harvest for two years, and is a genuine bright spot; always bringing her positivity and dedication. Check out our Q&A with Danielle!   What do you help with at Second Harvest?  I started out sorting and packing up food that was donated every other Friday.  Currently I volunteer every Friday and I assist with filing and running Free Fridays.    Wha Read more

Big welcome to Brandon, Food Sourcing Coordinator

By Lauren Matthews March 1, 2021 2:50 pm

Join us in welcoming Brandon Campos to the Second Harvest team! We are very excited to have him on board and to introduce this new role of our Food Sourcing Coordinator. Check out our Q&A with Brandon! What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? Prior to coming to Second Harvest I worked for a health care network as a medical equipment technician. While I worked there, I helped patients by bri Read more

Get to know Rob, Warehouse Manager

By Lauren Matthews February 4, 2021 8:50 pm

Get to know the man behind the scenes! Check out our quick Q&A with Rob:   What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? I was working for a sanitation company who cleaned up at a meat plant. Lost the contract there and continued to work helping others by making sure they arrived at their designated destination working for Uber. What does your job entail? My job entails communicating with Read more

Welcome to the team Khushboo, Nutrition Educator

By Lauren Matthews January 11, 2021 9:34 pm

Welcome, Khushboo Jain, our newest nutrition educator! Check out our Q&A with Khushboo and get to know her.   What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? I was working part time at Drexel University with the Center for Nutrition and Performance in the Nutrition Department as an Assistant Manager.   What does your job entail? Working with local food pantries to enable them to be prov Read more

New Year, Healthier You!

By Lauren Matthews January 8, 2021 2:58 pm

3 habits to start the New Year right! -by, Khushboo Jain   1. Avoid food based Resolutions  It is common for us to make resolutions that revolve around food around the new year. While there is nothing wrong with the intention, unfortunately, most resolutions often end up being restrictive to foods! “Cut out carbs,” “No more dessert,” “no more sugar,” “No more meats,” etc. Instead, try add Read more


By Lauren Matthews December 7, 2020 7:38 pm

3 HABITS TO END THE YEAR STRONG - by, Khushboo Jain   1. ONE POT COOKING During this pandemic and the holiday season it can be hard to get to the gym! Here are some ways how you can keep active during this time of the year: Dance: whether it's the game Just Dance or a set of your favorite songs to dance to, dance along! Try a new exercise video online! Nature walks with your family/friends Do a Read more