Bottom Dollar Food is helping two local charities feed needy residents in the Valley.
The Bottom Dollar Charitable Foundation awarded the Second Harvest Food Bank $4,500 and the St. Vincent De Paul Society $3,500 for their programs.
A check presentation was held Wednesday at the Botton Dollar store at 890 Midlothian Boulevard in Youngstown.
The funds for Second Harvest will be used to support the Mobile Pantry program in Trumbull County. The pantry reaches residents who may not have access to transportation to an established food bank.
“Without the money here today, quite frankly, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do,” said Second Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Mike Iberis. “So this is going to go towards bringing in more food, feed more hungry people in our Valley and that’s what it’s all about.”
For every dollar that is donated, Second Harvest is able to buy $15 worth of food.
Bottom Dollar Food has locations in Youngstown, New Castle and Warren.