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Harvest for Hunger Honorary Chair

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Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio’s (Second Harvest) is proud to announce Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President of Lorain County Community College, as the Honorary Chairperson for the 2019 Harvest for Hunger campaign which will kick-off on March 5 and run through the month of April.

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Solving Senior Hunger

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Laura Tanner is from South Lorain and first learned that she and her husband might be eligible to get fresh produce at a local distribution from her neighbor who offered her some carrots and blueberries. They soon attended the food distribution at Mother Cabrini’s, themselves and got more than they bargained for. Not only were they able to receive fresh, healthy produce, they were able to get to know so many helpful and caring people along the way.

Laura is 80 years old and is partially blind. When she was 73, she was in her 23rd year of working for a local banquet facility when she contracted a rare eye disorder that left her with permanent eye damage forcing her to retire. She and her husband found themselves needing to cut corners and live as simply as possible. When she went to her first mobile produce pantry at Mother Cabrini’s four years ago, she was amazed and grateful for the bounty of fresh produce that they could get and insists on respecting the opportunity. “I only take what we can use,” Laura insists. “Never any more. It is such a gift.”

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You're Invited

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YOU ARE INVITED! HARVEST FOR HUNGER Kick-Off at Second Harvest Food Bank

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New Addition To Our Fleet

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Second Harvest added a new large-capacity truck to its fleet and delivered approximately 11,270 pounds of food to Beyond The Walls Church in Elyria in time for their scheduled Food Pantry and Hot Meal Program Friday, January 11, 2019. Julie Chase-Morefield, President & CEO of Second Harvest was present for this first large delivery and was pleased at how smoothly and quickly so much food was handled.

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Host a Harvest for Hunger Drive for 2019

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The official Harvest for Hunger season will kick off on March 3, 2019 so we are in need of businesses, organizations, churches, clubs, troops and groups of all kind to run campaigns this year. As a group, you can raise funds and foods for a great cause and at the same time have fun doing it.

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