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

MERRY ‘NEW’TRITION

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

Welcoming Lauren, Development Coordinator

By Briana McGonagle December 4, 2020 8:35 pm

Lauren Matthews joined our team in October. She brings a fresh spirit and can-do attitude, and is a great addition to our development team! We caught up with her for a quick Q&A. What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? Prior to Second Harvest, I was the Marketing & Community Engagement Director for Civic Theatre of Allentown. I created and managed content for the website, social media platforms, Read more

A Warm Welcome to Cara, Volunteer Coordinator

By Briana McGonagle November 9, 2020 3:00 pm

Cara Przybylowicz joined our team in August. She brings ample experience in everything nonprofit volunteer-related. She will manage our volunteer efforts and ensure our volunteers have a meaningful and fun experience. We caught up with Cara for a Q&A What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest? Previously, I worked for Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware counties as the Volunteer Manager for fi 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

Fighting Hunger In The Lehigh Valley: Local Advertising Agency And Outdoor Companies Band Together During Pandemic

ALLENTOWN, Pa – Recognizing the growing need to address hunger in the Lehigh Valley for families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Keenan-Nagle Advertising, Inc. has partnered with Adams Outdoor, Lamar Advertising Company and Tri Outdoor, Inc. to help create awareness of the problem and give people a way to help fight hunger in the Lehigh Valley.

Outdoor boards across the Lehigh Valley will encourage members of the community to help feed their neighbors by visiting FeedLV.org and making a monetary donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. …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

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