Ancient philosophers believed the world was in a state of constant change — that even as you step from the banks into the body of a river you’ve always known, the waters flowing over your feet will never be the same waters that flowed just a moment before.
An ever-flowing river is an apt comparison for last five months. Sometimes the waters are calm, other times raging and a sense of not know what’s coming. Through it all, at Second Harvest we have sought to remain a steady beacon of hope for our community by creating food security for families in our region.
Families who themselves are navigating treacherous and uncharted waters. Through our pandemic response, over 100,000 unique individuals — men, women, children & seniors — have received nutritious food — produce, dairy and groceries — through a food pantry in our region. Our distribution of food is double what it was this time last year and the need is not abating.
It remains unknown what the future will bring, but you can be assured at Second Harvest we will continue to do all we can to ensure families have the food they need to thrive.
Julie Chase-Morefield is the President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.
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