All posts by: Lauren Matthews

Meet, Vanessa | SNAP Outreach Coordinator

By Lauren Matthews July 27, 2022 4:08 pm

Vanessa has been working as the SNAP Outreach Coordinator for five months now. She loves helping individuals and families in need, taking pride in the fact that her community benefits from her work. Vanessa is a mom of three, so her days are filled with fun outside of her work at Second Harvest. Check out our full Q & A with Vanessa! How long have you been working for Second Harvest?  I have been working for Read more

Meet, Madelynn | Summer Intern

By Lauren Matthews July 6, 2022 3:21 pm

Meet our Summer Marketing and Development intern, Madelynn Miller! Madelynn will be entering her junior year at Cedar Crest College this fall, studying Business Administration and English. Her favorite part about working with Second Harvest is learning something new each day and the feeling of knowing she's doing something vital for her community. Check out our full Q & A with Madelynn! Where do you go to school Read more

Welcome, Dalton | Retail Recovery Coordinator

By Lauren Matthews June 6, 2022 6:15 pm

Welcome Dalton Link, our new Retail Recovery Coordinator! Dalton helps create partnerships between our local retail grocers and food pantries within our six counties. Check out this Q & A with Dalton! How long have you been working for Second Harvest?  4 months What were you doing before working for Second Harvest?  I was selling and delivering craft beer throughout the Lehigh Valley What does your Read more

Meet, Allison | Associate Executive Director

By Lauren Matthews March 14, 2022 1:03 pm

Allison Czapp joined Second Harvest as our new Associate Executive Director in March, 2022. Previously, she was in grant-writing at our parent organization, Community Action Lehigh Valley, and was Director of Buy Fresh Buy Local – Greater Lehigh Valley. The organization worked with farmers, farmers markets, and other producers to promote and build the local food economy. During her time there, she launched programs like Read more

Meet, Giavanna | Spring Intern

By Lauren Matthews February 28, 2022 6:41 pm

Our Spring Marketing and Development intern is Giavanna Murgia. Giavanna is a junior at Moravian University, studying Communications with a minor in Graphic Design. As the Marketing and Development intern, she contributes to all written materials and uses her creative eye to create new designs for the food bank. Since joining our team, she’s enjoyed seeing how the skills she’s learned at school can be applied to work a Read more

Welcome, Katy! | The Seed Farm

By Lauren Matthews February 16, 2022 3:11 pm

Meet Katy Hunter - the new program administrator at The Seed Farm. She comes to us with an extensive agricultural background, including working for a CSA. Check out this Q & A with Katy!   How long have you been working for The Seed Farm? I joined Farmer Brad and Farmer Neil on The Seed Farm team in February. The first seeds of the season have been started, so now we get to hold our meetings in the war Read more

Welcome, Tamyah! | Nutrition Educator

By Lauren Matthews February 3, 2022 6:53 pm

This new year we welcomed Tamyah Brice to Second Harvest! Previously working as a nutrition educator in Philadelphia, Tamyah brings their skills and knowledge to our nutrition team. Check out the full Q&A with Tamyah!   How long have you been working for Second Harvest? I started January 3rd this year. I'm a month in!   What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? I was a nutr Read more

Meet, Neil! | The Seed Farm

By Lauren Matthews January 24, 2022 5:33 pm

Winter is a busy time for our team over at the Seed Farm. While we are in the off-season, there's still a lot of work that goes into getting the farm ready for the upcoming growing season. Check out this Q & A with our Assistant Manager, Neil!  What kind of work do you do at the Seed Farm during the winter?  Most of it is maintenance, organization and planning. We fix infrastructure (greenhouses, irrigation Read more

Meet, Brad! | Inventory Control Coordinator

By Lauren Matthews January 4, 2022 3:47 pm

This past September we welcomed Brad to Second Harvest! After over 30 years of working in libraries, he joined our growing team as an Inventory Control Coordinator. Get to know Brad and what his new position entails. Check out our full Q & A with him!   How long have you been working for Second Harvest?  Since September 7, 2021. What were you doing before working for Second Harvest?  I worked in Read more

Welcome, Maison! | Development Officer

By Lauren Matthews December 9, 2021 10:22 pm

A familiar face has joined the Second Harvest development team! We are extremely excited to welcome Maison Allen as our Development Officer. Get to know a bit more about Maison and why she loves working for Second Harvest. Check out our full Q & A with her!   How long have you been working for Second Harvest?  I started working at Community Action in June of 2021 as the Volunteer Coordinator for all the Read more