Cafaro Foundation awards $10K to area food bank


YOUNGSTOWN — The Cafaro Foundation has awarded Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley $10,000 in matching funds through 21 WFMJ-TV’s Project: Feed Our Valley.

The Cafaro Foundation offered to match donations given during the project’s Super Kmart food drive and Eastwood Mall holiday concert up to $10,000. The Mahoning Valley community donated $21,058 and 3,752 food items.

The Cafaro Foundation’s support has enabled the food bank to distribute $770,000 worth of food to families in the Mahoning Valley.

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America, provides food to those in need in the tri-county area through 148 programs provided by hunger-relief organizations, which include church pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, shelters for battered women, and after-school programs.

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