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

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

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

By David Chevalier May 6, 2020 2:34 am

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 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 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

PRESS RELEASES FROM 2015 – 2010

By David Chevalier July 2, 2015 1:43 pm

November 6, 2015: The Seed Farm hosted a workshop on Food Safety and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), presented by PASA and the PA Department of Agriculture. This article by Lancaster Farming, “Audits Help Farms Manage Food Safety Risk,” covered the morning’s events and the importance of following on-farm food safety guidelines. October 26, 2015: FOCUS, a PBS39 series that covers topics of interest in the Le 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

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

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.

Empty Bowls – October 12

By Briana McGonagle February 11, 2019 4:49 pm

Save the date - we will be hosting our annual Empty Bowls event on October 14 from 6 – 9 PM.  We would love if you could join us for this special event held right here, in our food bank warehouse. The night will include fantastic live music, a delicious dinner, a variety of options from the bar, and a very unique silent auction. The meal, a simple yet delicious dinner, is meant to be a modest feast prepared using in Read more