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Celebrate National “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” on Aug. 8

Off Campus

What can you do with that endless supply of zucchini? On Tuesday, Aug. 8, also known as “National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day,” Kent State University at Trumbull, Warren Family Mission and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley are asking local growers with an abundance of zucchini and other produce to donate their bounties to local families in need.

The holiday was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy, under the name of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs, as a way of “ridding yourself of unwanted surplus summer squash.”

“We think this is a great opportunity to promote giving to local food banks,” says Lance Grahn, Ph.D., dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State Trumbull. “We aim to serve as an innovative engine and engaged partner to meet community needs and enhance the quality of life in the Valley.”

Trumbull County Drop-Off
Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Ave N.W. in Warren. (Drop-off Aug. 8, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Mahoning County Drop-Off
Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Rd. in Youngstown (Drop-off Aug. 8, between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Warren Mission will distribute to families in need on Friday, Aug. 11, at the distribution site, 1312 W. Market in Warren. Donations made to Second Harvest Food Bank support nearly 150 food pantries in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.