Second Harvest is the regional nonprofit committed to fighting hunger. Working together with a vast network to acquire, gather, and distribute nutritious food, Second Harvest helps feed tens of thousands of people throughout Lorain, Erie, Huron and Crawford counties. For every $1 donated Second Harvest can provide 5 meals to those at risk for hunger.

Volunteers play an essential role in the operations of Second Harvest and they could not do what they do without the help of thousands of volunteers each year. Last year alone, volunteers donated over 14,800 hours of service and repacked more than 1 million pounds of food and grocery products, and packed thousands of backpacks, mobile food pantry boxes and senior food boxes.

Volunteer opportunities are available for groups up to 45 people and individuals in the Volunteer Work Center. Hours are available to fit every schedule from 10 am until 7:30 pm, Monday thru Thursday and the first Saturday of each month. 

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Repack: Sorting, inspecting, relabeling or repacking food in the Repack Room.
  • BackPack, Senior & Mobile Food Pantry Boxes: Packing bags and boxes for distribution to families and children in the Clean Room.
  • Office: Assist with filing, data entry, mailings and other administrative activities.
  • Special Events / Projects: Support staff during events, activities, campaigns, mobile produce pantries, and food drives.

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is located at the new Nordson Food Distribution Center, 5510 Baumhart Road. Call (440) 960-2265 or visit for more information.