Second Harvest Food Bank of the
lehigh valley and northeast pennsylvania
We provide nutritious food, offer nutrition education, advocate to end food insecurity, dismantle barriers to create access, and work to attain food justice. We respect and preserve the dignity of each of our neighbors.
Second Harvest serves Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, and Wayne counties.
Last year, we distributed nearly 10 million pounds of food to our network of 200+ nonprofit community partners, including food pantries, meal centers, shelters, schools, and senior living centers.
Our programs provide children, seniors, and families with fresh and nutritious groceries. We also provide training and access to land to new and emerging farmers at The Seed Farm, help people enroll to receive SNAP benefits, and administer supplemental nutrition programs for seniors and military families.
fresh food for all
Our FreshForward mobile pantry program increases distribution of fresh, nutritious foods to people facing food insecurity. The comprehensive approach includes:
Weekly mass distributions of fresh and perishable foods to the Second Harvest pantry network (on-site at the Second Harvest warehouse and off-site in Monroe County).
Healthy Pantry Initiative distributions (in which the pantry receives fresh food and guidance from a nutrition educator during their normal distribution).
“Stop and Drop” distributions (in which Second Harvest brings additional fresh food to pantries for distribution during their normal hours).