Food bank starts 30th annual drive

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HARVEST FOR HUNGER CAMPAIGN: Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley has kicked off its 30th annual Harvest for Hunger campaign, which is a food and funds drive that takes place during February, March and April to help stock the food bank shelves for the spring and summer months. Anyone interested in participating in the campaign by conducting a food and / or funds drive to benefit the food bank should call Julia at 330-792-5522, ext. 102, or visit www.mahoning valleysecondharvest.org to download a registration form. Financial contributions also may be made to supermarket sponsor Giant Eagle and participating Sparkle Markets by donating $1, $5, or $10 at the register through April 3. All funds raised and food collected remains in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties to help feed local residents. Last year, Harvest for Hunger raised $206,215 and collected more than 13,000 pounds of food. In 2020, the food bank distributed more than 15.6 million pounds of food.

OPEN HOUSES AT JFK: John F. Kennedy Catholic Schools will host the annual open house events for tours of the facilities and opportunity for people to meet faculty and staff and learn about available scholarships.

Tours of the Upper Campus for grades sixth to 12th will be 1 to 3 p.m. today with appointments at 330-369-1804.

Tours of the Lower Campus for grades preschool to kindergarten will be 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 with appointments at 330-372-2375.

Classes this school year are being held five days a week in-person. For information, call Judi Lapolla, director of admissions, at 330-369-1804.

GIVE KIDS SMILE CHECKS: The office of Dr. Paul Betrolasio, 26 E. Wilson Ave., Girard, will host the Give Kids a Smile event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. He will be offering free dental care to children without insurance whose families may not otherwise be able to afford care. Call 330-545-2000 to make an appointment.

NUTRITION WORKSHOP: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering a virtual nutrition workshop beginning March 2. “Eat Smart, Be Active” will be 3 p.m. Tuesdays March 2 to April 27. Participants will learn how to make healthier choices with expanded food and nutrition education program. They will build food resource management skills and improve the quality of meals they serve their families. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate along with a free cookbook and grocery pad. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register by Tuesday.


• To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Help Network at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Help Network or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.

• Someplace Safe Inc., domestic violence agency, offers support groups for women, children and individual support services. 330-393-3005.

• Sunday Night Our Gratitude Speaks Narcotics Anonymous — 7 p.m. Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad St., Newton Falls.

• Master Discipleship Group — 6 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, Warren.

• Gamblers Anonymous 12-Step fellowship — 7:30 p.m. Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 3425 Hopkins Road, Cornersburg. 330-505-5060.

• Sunday Solutions — 2 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

• Keeping it Simple — 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

• Regardless Of — 7 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Ave., Warren.

• Nar-Anon — 7 p.m., Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE, Warren, 12-step program for relatives and friends who have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. Sue, 330-240-4793.


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