Take part in ending hunger and creating a brighter future in our communities when you participate in these upcoming events!

CHS croppedSecond Harvest believes addressing Child Hunger must be a priority for our community. It’s why we are hosting our first Child Hunger Summit, which will be Thursday, September 19th at Lorain County Community College's Spitzer Grand Ballroom from 8:00am until 3:00pm. The summit convenes partners from across our region to consider the impact of food scarcity on a child’s learning, physical and mental health along with the future economic impacts.

The Child Hunger Summit goal is to drive awareness of child hunger, develop strategies to address the need and empower participants to take action.  In our region, 1 in 5 children struggle with food insecurity. Child hunger has physical, mental and educational outcomes for the child facing hunger and there are long-term economic implications for our region.  The summit will give attendees an understanding of the state and federal resoures available, obstacles to access and develop strategies to leverage those resources.  Thank to our sponsors: Community Foundation of Lorain County, Wells Fargo, Landing Point Financial and our Hunger Heroes for their generous support of the summit.

Register to be part of this important conversation.

Keynote Speaker:

OFL DeWinehio First Lady Fran DeWine will be joining us for this important event as our keynote speaker.  She is the mother of eight and grandmother of 24 children. She met Mike DeWine in first grade, started dating him in sixth grade, and married him after their sophomore year at Miami University. Fran’s focus as First Lady is helping Ohio’s children and families, particularly with programs that support early childhood literacy, like the Governor’s Imagination Library Program. Fran also uses her love of cooking at events like the Ohio State Fair to help kids understand where their food comes from and how they can help prepare delicious and nutritious meals.  In addition, she has a passion for programs that help new moms become better moms and support healthy families.