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Director of External Affairs

Child Hunger Summit

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For nearly a year, we, at Second Harvest have turned our focus to the pressing issue of child hunger. Out of the 9.5 million pounds of food that we distributed last year, nearly 38% of that food went to feed children. Many of our partners and friends have put on the Hunger Hero cape to help with this goal. We entered into a pilot program with three school systems to put on five Mobile School Pantries each month. So far, we have been able to serve 17,843 families since September. Approximately 40,864 children received food through this program.

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OLDER AMERICANS MONTH 2019: CONNECT, CREATE, CONTRIBUTE

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Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around our community. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years.

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Our Volunteers Make a Difference

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Second Harvest honored the volunteers from this past year at the annual appreciation event held at the Vermilion Boat Club on May 2, 2019. Many Volunteers were on hand to enjoy a special evening of food, fun and appreciation.

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Volunteers Make a Difference

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This is National Volunteer Month, when we celebrate the work that volunteers do year-round. The late President George H. W. Bush designated April as the national month to celebrate and honor volunteers as part of the 1000 Points of Light campaign in 1991. As a result, each year at this time, we try to take some time to focus on the gift of our volunteer corps and shine a light on all they do, in joy, happiness and gratitude.

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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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