WE'RE HERE TO SERVE YOU.
OUR PROGRAMS SERVE ALL OF OUR COMMUNITIES IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.
Emergency Food Box Delivery Program
Clients who are disabled, medically fragile, lack transportation or are over 60 are eligible for our Emergency Food Box Delivery Program.
To schedule a pickup or delivery, please contact the Second Harvest Food Bank Response Center at 937-325-8715 ext. 103. This is a dedicated phone line available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
Due to high call volumes, we may not be able to immediately answer your call. If that should happen, please leave a message with your name, phone number, and address. We will make every effort to return your call by the end of the business day.
DRIVE-THRU PANTRY CALENDAR
With the current Covid-19 outbreak we are now implementing a drive-thru pantry program for Champaign, Clark, & Logan Counties. Check this page for the monthly schedules.
Senior Program (CSFP)
COVID-19 SPECIAL SENIOR SERVICE
We are delivering on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the assistance of the national guards. It is for elderly, disabled, and those with compromised health. They need to call 937-325-8715 ext. 103 for assistance.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federally funded program for people who are 60+ years of age and whose household income is 130% or less of the federal poverty guidelines. Each month we provide a 40 lb box of nutritious food to over 1,300 seniors throughout Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties.
Click here to see if you qualify for CSFP. Participants who meet income guidelines will receive a monthly food package that includes items such as canned meat, vegetables, fruits, fruit juices, potatoes, and hot and cold cereal. According to the USDA, these packages do not provide a complete diet, but provide a good source of nutrients that is typically lacking in the diets of senior citizens.
Click here for an application and please send to Zac McPherson at or fax to 937-325-6240.
The BackPack Program attempts to reduce child hunger, educate students and families on proper nutrition and promote healthy lifestyles. It is designed to provide extra support on weekends for children who receive free or reduced-priced lunches at school, this program provides a backpack full of nutritious and easy-to-prepare foods for children to take home on the weekends when school meals are not available. For many of these children, this backpack is their only source of food when school is not in session.
In Clark, Champain, and Logan Countries there are over 10,000 children who go to sleep hungry every night. Your support is needed to provide food for children in your own community. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Summer Food Service Program
No more early mornings. No more classes. No more homework. No more tests. However, for many students, the end of summer also signals the end to guaranteed meals on a regular basis.The Summer Food Service Program aims to provide children with free, healthy meals during the summer months when school is not in session and when many children often face missing meals and lack of proper nutrition.
This summer, Second Harvest Food Bank has teamed up with local schools and community organizations to provide children ages 1-18 with free, healthy meals. The meals will be pre-packaged and distributed at sites in Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties. Each child will receive 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals per week. Adults are permitted to pick up for children. Limit one site per week. The program will run from June 15- August 21.
Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank and its member agencies in realizing our missions of eliminating food insecurities in Clark, Champaign, and Logan Counties, Ohio. Food insecurity remains high in our communities despite improvement in our local economies. The combined food insecurity rate for our three counties is only slightly lower (14%) when compared to the Ohio rate (16%) and slightly higher than the national rate (13.4%). And hunger among children is even more alarming. Ohio ranks 15th nationally with the highest food insecurity rates for children at 21.9% and in our own back yards, with a child food insecurity rate of 22.3%, nearly one in four children faces an empty bowl on a regular basis.
We can do better.
The Second Harvest Food Bank Empty Bowl events raise money locally so that we can address food insecurity locally. Local artisans (Scott Dooley, Matt Johnson, Sandy Winter, Bruce Grimes, Thelma Matthews and The Cracked Pot Studio potters) donate handmade bowls, local school art departments (Wittenberg, Springfield High School, Graham Local Middle School, and Bellefontaine High School) have their students create and donate bowls. Local restaurants and bakeries donate gallons of soups and hundreds of loaves of bread to these events (click here to see which of your favorites are on the menus). Hundreds of people volunteer on event nights and hundreds of people show up to enjoy great food and fellowship. But it’s still not enough. Bowls are still empty, children are still hungry.
WE CAN DO BETTER
Become part of the local solution to End Hunger.
Sponsor one (or more!) of our Empty Bowls events, there’s a level to fit every budget, sponsorship forms will be available soon.
Attend the Empty Bowls event in your county (or come to all three!)
Donate, suggested contributions are $15 per bowl–start or add to your collection
Bring your friends and family, it’s going to take all of us to fill the bowls.