Stop just getting by. Start Getting Ahead!

Getting Ahead is part of Second Harvest’s Forward STEPS community learning initiative, which works with participants to examine their past to create a new and better future for themselves and their families. Each week a group of people comes together to determine what keeps them stuck and what they can do to get ahead.

Over the course of the 16-week Getting Ahead program, you will:

  • Receive a total of $400 in gift cards to help you get your finances under control.
  • Receive food to stock your pantry.
  • Build resources and develop long-lasting relationships.
  • Receive one-on-one support to overcome barriers to success.
  • Learn about the hidden rules of economic class and how to navigate them.
  • Create goals for a new, self-sufficient future.

Delaware County Class starts August 16 | Henry County Class starts in Fall 2023

Sign up using the form below to start Getting Ahead!

Are you ready for Getting Ahead?

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Please answer each question as accurately possible. This information will be used to provide you with the best service possible.
Which county's Getting Ahead are you interested in?
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Work Status
Please mark all that may apply.

Gender Identity
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Highest degree or level of school you have completed. If currently enrolled, mark “Currently enrolled” and highest degree received (not working on).

Are you a Veteran?
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Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
Are you a registered sex offender?
Are you a registered sex offender?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, please explain in an e-mail to A conviction will not automatically disqualify you from the program.


All people who have lived in your home in the last four weeks. Do not include yourself.
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Relationship to YOU*
*Grandparent, Parent, Child, Grandchild, Spouse, Partner, Other Relative (Aunt, Uncle, Father-In-Law), Friend

Please indicate benefits your household receives.

Please indicate areas you find challenging.

How will you get to and from class each week?
How did you here about this program?

By signing below, I submit that the information on this form is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and consent to a background check conducted by Second Harvest. Additionally, I give Forward STEPS, an initiative of Second Harvest Food Bank, the right to use my demographic information for reporting purposes. If you have been convicted of a violent crime or a sex offense, you may not be eligible to participate in Getting Ahead.

I understand that completing this application does not guarantee me a spot in the Getting Ahead class.

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