"The Bread Box Award is our opportunity to personally thank all those groups and businesses and individuals who conduct food drives and fundraisers for Second Harvest throughout the year," said CEO Karen Seggi. "Hundreds of groups and individuals support our mission through food drives and fundraisers. But in addition to that, thousands of people participate in those events, and their contribution is significant to our mission."

"Over 203,000 lbs of food were collected last year, as well as almost $664,000," continued Seggi. "That's a huge contribution and we would not be able to feed as many people as we do without the support of our community, so I'm humbled to have people believe in our mission and have trust in our organization."

Erie News Now was the 2023 Bread Box Award recipient.