It began as an idea to help others in Lorain County. Like most good ideas, the concept of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio began when citizens saw a need in their community. Those citizens were Jeptha Carroll, Eric Nord, and Evan Nord, who created the County Cupboard to help individuals and families facing food insecurity during the recession of the early 1980s. Forty years, three locations, a name change, and hundreds of millions of pounds of food distributed later, Second Harvest of North Central Ohio stands more committed to our vision of creating a brighter future for all by cultivating a healthy, hunger-free community.
Throughout this year, we are celebrating our anniversary while honoring the legacy of those who have made it possible. In March, we kicked off our Harvest for Hunger campaign and dug into our Strategic Planning process. In April, we are celebrating the incredible contributions of our volunteers with an appreciation event, highlighting the unsung heroes of our work. We have more events and ways to participate planned for the rest of the year. Stay tuned for more information.
We know that we do not stand alone. We stand on the shoulders of those that came before us, together with our staff, partners, supporters, and volunteers that have made every accomplishment over the last four decades possible. As we commemorate 40 years, we invite you to join us in our mission to grow hope in our region by creating pathways to nutritious food. Our commitment to ending hunger in our region is as resolute as it was in 1982.
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