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The Second Harvest Food Bank collects, stores, and distributes food with one driving belief: that our communities thrive when hunger is minimized.


Download our helpful rack card outlining how we make an impact.


The mission of Ohio Tri County Food Alliance/Second Harvest Food Bank is to alleviate hunger in Clark, Champaign, and Logan Counties by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building community partnerships, and mobilizing the public to support hunger relief.  


We envision a thriving, equitable, food-secure community.



Our food resources come from many places. Our corporate food donors donate a large amount of food on a regular schedule, but we still receive food from smaller food drives a well as purchase food from vendors. 


Our 62,000 square foot warehouse is our primary hub for our 60 distribution partners. We can store tons of perishable, dry, and refrigerated food at any given time.


We have a series of direct programs that distribute food to those who need it. 

We also supply 60 food distribution partners across Champaign, Clark, and Logan counties including pantries, soup kitchens, and more. 





In 2023, we served over 60,000 individuals and nearly 5 million meals in our three county service area.



We would love to share our operations with you. If you would like to visit and go on a guided tour of our headquarters in Springfield, please contact us.

Jennifer Brunner
Development Director
937.325.8715 ext. 109


Patrick Field
Board President

Patrick Field has worked for Wallace and Turner Insurance for over 25 years and has been the Agency President since 2010. He is also the owner of Coppertop Restaurant in Urbana. Patrick graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

He is a lifelong Springfield resident and has served on numerous non-profit boards including The Springfield Museum of Art, Clark State Foundation, and Urbana University Board of Trustees. Patrick is currently working in conjunction with the Catholic Central Board of Directors and Administration serving on the Catholic Central Foundation Board as well as having co-chaired The Catholic Central Campaign for the future raising over $7,000,000 for the expansion and renovations of the school.

Steve Short
Board Vice-President

Steve is currently the CEO and co-founder of IPT America, a sales/marketing firm for industrial products. Formerly he was the owner of Updike Supply Company, an industrial distributor. Steve has been active in many industry-related associations, serving as National Chairman of the Industrial Supply Association.

A lifelong resident of Clark County, Steve with his partner, Trixi Faulkner-Myers, have 4 children and 4 grandchildren and is semi-retired. He is a graduate of Shawnee High School and Miami University and enjoys providing pro bono business advisory services to small companies.

Volunteer activities have included various civic and nonprofit groups ranging from serving as a school board member and volunteer firefighter to advisory boards for a child advocacy center and a STEM vocational training program for veterans.

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Zach Bayless

Zach is a lifelong resident of Clark County and a graduate of Shawnee High School. He went on to obtain a Bachelor's degree in History from Miami University, followed by a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law.


He is currently working as a Partner at the Cole Acton Harmon Dunn law firm. He maintains a general practice with a focus on domestic relations. Professionally, Zach is focused on helping families navigate the legal system in times of need.


Volunteer activities include serving as the President of the Springfield Kiwanis Club as well as serving on the board. When he is not working or volunteering, Zach enjoys music, sports, and the outdoors.

Raymond Branstiter

Pastor Ray, born and raised in Urbana, spent 22 years in the Navy after graduating from Urbana High School. His travels throughout the world allowed him to witness hunger on a level that he had never experienced. Ray earned a BA degree from Chapman University and a Master’s degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. In 1992 Ray retired from the Navy and returned to Ohio.

In 1996 Ray followed his lifelong calling to ministry, graduating from the Lutheran Theological Seminary. He then accepted a call to a small cooperative ministry in rural North Dakota. Thereafter he was Pastor at Recovery Worship (mission to people in addiction) and Executive Director of Lost & Found Ministry in Fargo, ND & Moorehead, MN. Five years later he accepted a position as Spiritual Care Professional at the Hazelden/Betty Ford treatment center in Naples, Florida.

Ray currently serves as part-time pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, and as a contract Chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Urbana.

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Nancy Cavanaugh 

Board Treasurer

Nancy has 35+ years of tax and accounting experience. Serving as a tax advisor to a variety of clients ranging from closely held family-owned businesses as well as large corporations and individuals. Nancy serves as a tax advisor to the stakeholders and owners providing counsel on income tax issues and succession planning.

Nancy has significant experience in the areas of corporate, individual, pass-thru entitles, international, and state and local taxation. Industries of focus include manufacturing, construction and real estate, professional services and retail. 

Nancy received her B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Wittenberg University. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs as well as the Oregon Society of CPAs. In addition to being the Treasurer for SHFB's board, she is also a board member of Leadership Clark County.

Nettie Carter-Smith

Wynette “Nettie” Carter-Smith joined the Rocking Horse Community Health Center team in 2019 as Director of Community Outreach after retiring from Clark County Juvenile court with over 31 years of service. Nettie has an undergraduate degree in physical rehabilitation from Wright State University and a Master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Born and raised in Springfield, Nettie now resides in Springboro and has her own DJ and Photo Booth Business. Professionally, she is interested in community collaboration, building strong community relationships, DEI, and assisting minorities to further their education past high school. In 2014, Nettie, her husband and their best friends started a nonprofit (Bass Smith Connection) to provide resources and support for minority students who wish to attend higher education institutions. Their mission is aligned with education, economic growth and empowerment of those they serve.

Dulce Hurst
Board Secretary

Dulce Castillo Hurst retired from Speedway LLC after a thirty-plus year career, most recently as Manager, Diversity & Corporate Human Resources. Dulce received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from St. Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout her career with Speedway, Dulce has worked in many organizations within the company, including Accounting, Planning & Analysis, Payroll and Personnel, and Commercial Services.

Dulce, and her husband Mitch reside in Springfield, Ohio. They are parents of 2 sons; the oldest resides in Astoria, NY and the youngest resides in Dayton, Ohio. Dulce is active in her church community at St. Raphael Church, where she facilitates religious education classes for high school students and was a co-chairperson on a $1.8 million capital renovation campaign, is an active board member also serving Ohio CASA and Women's Partnership Fund, and is an active member of Sigma Alpha Sorority - Beta Psi Chapter of Clark County, Ohio.

Mike Dinovo 

Mike retired from Honda in 2017 after 33 years. He and Cathy, his wife of 34 years stay active with their family of 5 children and 9 grandchildren.

A member of St. Patrick Church in Bellefontaine, Mike volunteers at the St. Vincent De Paul food pantry and Our Daily Bread, a free meal program. Also, he delivers communion to the homebound of his parish.


Mary Jo Leventhal

Mary Jo Leventhal is the Director of Operations & Business Development at Wallace and Turner Insurance. Prior to that position she was employed at Consolidated Insurance for 19 years as an agent. 


Mary Jo serves on the Springfield Rotary Club board of directors and served as President in 2016-2017. She has been a Rotarian for 15 years and has been active on several committees including the Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition, Local Projects committee chair and served on the Scholarship committee. She has also served on boards for the Springfield Museum of Art and United Way Allocations.


Mary Jo is a native of Springfield, OH, a graduate of both Springfield Catholic Central and Wittenberg University, and still lives in Springfield along with her husband, Adam. She has two adult sons who are in Cleveland and Denver and two stepdaughters, both in Columbus. Mary Jo enjoys art, music, theater, hiking and travel.

Joy M. Long

Joy has lived in Springfield most of her life. She is a graduate of South High, Clark State, and Wright State with degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology and Organizational Communications & Business Management. Early in her career, Joy was a "sports" Mom of two sons and is now a proud grandmother.

Joy retired as a Program Manager from Battelle Memorial Institute, a large non-profit government services contractor and now works for a large government contracting corporation supporting the Air Force. In addition, she also serves in a part-time position as an Executive Administrative Assistant for The Conscious Connect Redevelopment Corporation (TCC). TCC is focused on establishing comprehensive children’s equity zones and community revitalization on the southwest side of Springfield.

From 1994-2017, she augmented her income by serving as a landlord providing affordable well-maintained multi-unit and single-unit family housing for low to moderate-income families in southwest Springfield. Her properties were rented to section 8 as well as to working-class families.

Gracie Hemphill

Gracie serves as the Health Planning Supervisor at the Clark County Combined Health District. In her role, she oversees five state and federal grants that provide programming in areas of food access, healthy living, drug overdose prevention, tobacco prevention and cessation, maternal, infant, and adolescent health, and traffic safety. Prior to joining the health department in 2019, Gracie worked for the United Way of Clark, Champaign, and Madison Counties. There she wore many hats including, development, community impact, strategic planning, and volunteer coordinator.

Gracie was born and raised in Clark County and has a passion for giving back to the place she calls home. Whether professionally or personally, Gracie believes it is important to be a positive impact in the community.


Becky Skiles-Gorby

Service to the community is important to Becky. She is very active in a variety of clubs and organizations including having served as President of Springfield Kiwanis. Becky currently serves as a board member for the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation, the Springfield Family YMCA, and is on the executive board of the Tecumseh Council, Scouts BSA. In addition, she is also a trustee for the Clark County Historical Society and a member of Leadership Clark County.

Becky is an Edward Jones financial advisor with her own office in Springfield. She and her husband of 31 years, Sean, have a daughter, Candace, who serves as a police officer in her community. When Becky is not serving clients or volunteering, you will find her cheering on her daughter who is a competitive weightlifter, watching a bit of football, or occasionally traveling.



Caring Kitchen


Champaign County Senior Center

Concord Community Food Pantry


North Lewisburg Food Pantry


Oasis of Mercy


Recovery Zone - Urbana


St. Paris Federation of Churches


Stepping Stones Outreach    




Bethel Churches United

Central Community Kitchen

Christ Episcopal Church

Church of Jesus Family Worship Pantry

Clark County Combined Health District

Clark State Food Pantry

Clifton Ave Church of God

Dunamis Ministries

Enon Emergency Relief

Family Needs Inc.

Fellowship Christian Church

Good Samaritan Pantry

Good Shepherd

Greater Grace Temple Outreach

Life in Christ Food Pantry

Masjid An-Nur

McKinley Hall


New Birth Mission

Open Hands Free Pantry

Operation Hunger: Springfield

Project Woman

Rainbow Table

Risen Christ Food Pantry

Rocking Horse Community Health Center

Salvation Army

Seed of Hope 

St. John's Lutheran

St. Vincent De Paul

The Living Well Light House

Victory Faith Center

YMCA Child Care


Buckeye Gospel Barn


Caring Friends

Caring Neighbors Food Pantry


Five Loaves Food Pantry


Give & Take


Our Daily Bread


Recovery Zone - Bellefontaine

St. Patricks - St. Vincent de Paul


St. Mary of the Woods -

St. Vincent de Paul


United Christian Services


Wake Up The World



The Second Harvest team is dedicated to building community awareness and creating an efficient food distribution network to eliminate hunger. Staff is committed to embodying the values of Second Harvest in all activities. Relationships are based on collaboration and respect. Resources are leveraged in a manner that is strategic and cost effective in order to achieve the mission and goals of Second Harvest.


At the Second Harvest Food Bank of Champaign, Clark, and Logan Counties, we are excited to expand our team with passionate, dedicated people who are committed to our goal of ending hunger. If that sounds like you, check out Second Harvest's open positions below and get in touch.


Second Harvest offers competitive wages and excellent benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Short term disability

  • Life insurance

  • IRA retirement plan – Second Harvest contributes 3% of your pay

  • Generous flexible time off and 10 paid holidays


Please click the titles below to read full details about each opportunity.

Field Representative and Delivery Driver

Warehouse Associate

Volunteer Associate

To apply, forward your resume to the attention of Human Resources at No phone calls or drop-ins, please.






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Second Harvest Food Bank CCL

20 N Murray St.

Springfield, OH 45503



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