Second Harvest has a vision that it shared with stakeholders and community members in Sandusky at the end of January. How can we be more proactive in our community and help with food insecurity and other issues like housing, transportation, healthcare, and more? What if we can bring local organizations together to make a central place for people to seek resources and get help?
The idea of a community hub was born. Over the past two years, Second Harvest has been compiling data, interviewing organizations, and sending community surveys to see if the need was there and if the community thought it would be beneficial.
The report shows that Sandusky could use this resource and people support the idea.
Erie County Commissioner Steve Shoffner and Sandusky City Commissioner Dennis Murray Jr. shared their support of the plan.
The sharing of the report completes Phase 1. Phase 2 includes acquiring the location, understanding local needs and demand, establishing a clear mission and vision with the community, developing partnerships and building relationships, and operating and sustaining the hub.
The report was made possible with support from the City of Sandusky through CDBG Cares Act; and Second Harvest’s partner charity, Care & Share of Erie County.
To learn more and get involved with the Sandusky Community Hub contact Sam Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org
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