Second Harvest Gives Back For The Holidays
Second Harvest Food Bank hosted its first ever Saturday drive-thru food drive this morning, helping feed hundreds of families impacted by the pandemic.
"When we thought about the restrictions imposed restrictions. We wanted to make sure we were helping those families who will not be receiving a paycheck for a couple of weeks and now it's the holidays. This is just our way to make sure that people don't have to worry about food over the holidays," said Karen Seggi, Chief Executive Officer of Sacred Harvest Food Bank.
According to Chief Executive Officer Karen Seggi, the demand for food has gone up since Gov. Wolf's recent statewide coronavirus restrictions. Seggi said 95% of the families that came to this today's food drive were new families.
Maria Spiker spent 5 years volunteering at Sacred Harvest Food Bank but this year weighs heavier. With Pennsylvania still temporarily shut down, she's glad to help however she can.
“When everything is so chaotic is so at least there's some stability here that we're helping. We're helping people get through this unprecedented,” said Maria Spiker, Volunteer.
The food drive started at 10 a.m. and lasted until each registered family received food.