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MERCER COUNTY FOOD BANK

SERVING THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, AND GROVE CITY

AMOUNT DONATED: $7,282.11

Mercer County Food Bank is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit and partner food bank of Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States. Our mission at the food bank is to provide supplemental food to those who are hungry and to raise awareness of hunger throughout Mercer County. Locally, our role in fighting hunger and feeding hope is to solicit, process, and store large quantities of donated food, bulk produce, and USDA commodities for distribution to our member agencies throughout Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Our network of member agencies aids us in distributing food to 3,578 households each month. All member agencies are 501(c)3 charitable organizations throughout Mercer County with a shared mission of feeding our neighbors.

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Giving Week Progress:

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $15,000

  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

Donations made help to support the following programs:

MilitaryShare: provides 9 annual private food distributions for veterans and military personnel and their families at designated sites throughout Mercer County. Participation in this program is fast growing, currently serving over 600 individuals.

Mobile Pantry: provides access to food to low-income families and residents who live in rural and underserved areas of Mercer County. This program is a method of direct distribution by MCFB born out of the pandemic as an additional avenue to reach our friends and neighbors facing hunger.

Myron’s Meal Mobile: is a retrofitted school bus that provides hot, nutritious meals to children in their families by traveling to low-income neighborhoods during the summer months. Myron’s Meal Mobile made its maiden voyage in the summer of 2021 and has since served over 15,000 meals.

The Backpack Program: provides bags of child-friendly, nutritious food for children to take home for the weekends. The program serves nearly 1,000 elementary and middle school children in 10 school districts throughout Mercer County.

Harvest Helpings: Harvest Helpings provides 200 tons of fresh produce year-round to our neighbors facing food insecurity through the Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative, & Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System, as well as local farmers.

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

Mercer County Food Bank (MCFB) and our network of nearly 40 member agencies are working around the clock to meet the rising need for food assistance across the county. In 2023 MCFB saw a 117% increase in demand for food assistance distributing 2.6 million pounds of food as more neighbors than ever turned to the charitable food system. This increase in need has not slowed and the food bank is currently trending 16% higher than this time last year having already distributed over 1.1 million pounds of food and counting. To continue working to meet this ever-growing need of the more than 15,000 food-insecure neighbors, we need your help otherwise the need will surpass the available funding.

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