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Julie Chase-Morefield is the President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.

Julie's Notes

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With the holidays approaching, we enter the season where hunger is top of mind for so many and Second Harvest is the fortunate recipient of generous donations of food, funds and volunteer time. Only with your help are we able to do so much more during the holiday season for our neighbors in need.

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September brought warm temperatures and a flurry of activity for Hunger Action Month. October brings many things to look forward to…. the air grows cooler, leaves turn orange, red and gold, and fields of wheat, corn and soybeans are ready for harvest. We are in preparation to receive a large influx of food from farmers and producers through USDA and for the coming holiday season.

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September is Hunger Action Month– a time for the Feeding America network of over 200 foodbanks and those who support taking action on the issue of hunger. One issue. Many activities.This year, be a Hunger Hero and help us promote awareness and inspire action to end child hunger. A great first step is marking September 13 on your calendar for Hunger Action Day! Get those orange shirts ready to show your friends, family and co-workers how important the hunger issue is to you! Hunger Action Day is also the Congressional Farm Bill Call-In Day to tell your members of congress to protect SNAP and strengthen TEFAP. We urge you to call your congressional representative. Click HERE to find out how to participate.

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It’s August and we’re all trying to capture a little more summer fun but thoughts naturally turn towards the start of a new school year.  Always in our minds is the staggering number of children who are food insecure with children making up 38% of those served at local pantries.  This school year we’re rolling out our new Child Hunger Initiative with the support of the Nordson Corporation Foundation, Target, Stocker Foundation, 100 Women Who Care of Lorain County, Red Nose Day and Ross Foundation. 

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At Second Harvest, July is the start of our new fiscal year. It’s a fresh start for us (minus the cold weather). We are welcoming two new Board members and a new slate of officers. Our executive committee is lead by our Board Chair, Gayle Reeves; Ron Cocco as Vice Chair; Tom LaMotte as Secretary and Joe Flinner as Treasurer. New to our board of directors are Blanca Chavez with El Centro de Servicios Sociales and Mark Chase with Janotta & Herner.

With the beginning of a new year comes the close of the last one and we want to extend a heart-felt thank you to Paul Adair who served as Board Chair for the past two years. His leadership encouraged us to dream big and reach far as he led us through our Growing Hope strategic planning sessions.

With July also comes

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