Generous Helpings

Second Harvest Mobile Pantry Corps

Join us for Generous Helpings 2023!

Join us for our 18th Annual Generous Helpings fundraising event at the Nordson Food Distribution Center on Sunday, September 24th, from 5-8pm. Get ready for an evening filled with delectable food, delightful company, and a whole lot of fun!

Indulge in a mouthwatering array of culinary delights from restaurants and caters around our four-county service region while the Swamp Boogie Band keeps the atmosphere lively. And for the beverage enthusiasts, we have wine-tastings and beer options available, adding to the festivities.

We thought the historic hardships were over, but families in our communities are still struggling with instability and a lack of resources. The need is 50% higher than pre-pandemic numbers, donated food remains dramatically down, and we are facing higher costs and supply chain issues. Your support is vital. By making a minimum donation of $50 to Generous Helpings before Thursday, September 21st, you will earn one raffle ticket. We will announce the lucky winners on the evening of September 24th.

Together, let's make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Your participation and generosity will help us continue our mission of creating pathways to nutritious food and provide essential resources to our neighbors in need. Secure your tickets below or make a donation TODAY to ensure that no one in our communities goes hungry tomorrow.

Thank You to last year's 2022 Restaurant Participants:

  • Cawley's Confections
  • Chez Francois
  • Lorain County Community College
  • Lorenzo's Pizzeria
  • Peace, Love, and Little Donuts
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Steel Magnolia
  • Sugar Shack Confections
  • Uniontown Provisions
  • Wakeman Elevator Craft Beer and Wine Barn

Thank You to our
2023 Generous Helpings Sponsors 

Volunteer registering cars at a mobile food pantry
  • Bloomfield Family Charitable Foundation
  • Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital
  • Cobos Insurance
  • Dooley Gembala
  • McLaughlin Pecora
  • El Centro Servicios Sociales, Inc
  • Gayle A. Reeves, Attorney
  • Key Bank
  • Landing Point Financial
  • Lubrizol
  • Nordson Corporation
  • Sam’s Club
  • Staffing Solutions
  • Enterprise
  • The Morning Journal
  • Walmart

Purchase Your 2023 Generous Helpings Tickets Today!


2022 Generous Helpings People's Choice Award
Sugar Shack Confections

2022 Generous Helpings People's Choice Winner

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