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Fresh Thoughts is the monthly on-line newsletter of Second Harvest

A Note from Julie

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“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller As we have been commemorating our 40th anniversary, I have spent some time reflecting on the values and ideas of our founders and the many committed people that came before me that have made Second Harvest a community anchor. There are several things that stood out to me: resilience, adaptability, conviction, and commitment to mission. Throughout our history as well as now, our mission has been tested by circumstances, policies, and events outside of our control. But at every turn, we have persevered.

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#ProjectDash Reaches Seniors

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Second Harvest partnered with Door Dash through Feeding America to successfully provide a delivery program for the Senior Food Box Program, which allows Second Harvest to serve more local seniors. It is called ProjectDASH. Julie Chase-Morefield, President & CEO of Second Harvest, said “This effort is part of one of the strategic goals of Food Forward Lorain to connect people to food through technology and transportation networks. Seniors now make up more than 18% of who is served at food pantries, but we know many are still unable to access help because of a lack of transportation or mobility.”

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Forty Years of Serving

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During this anniversary year, we are humbled to honor the legacy of those founders who were visionary and persistent in their efforts to create the County Cupboard in 1982. Because of what Eric and Evan Nord and Jeptha Carroll started, the impact on our community has been undeniable. We have distributed 174 million pounds of food and provided 144 million meals.

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Generous Helpings

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On September 25, we will celebrate our 17th annual Generous Helpings event. We are also taking this time to gather in celebration of our 40th Anniversary! It has been so long since we’ve been able to gather together, and we miss you! It is time to catch up!

The celebration will focus on showing you the work we do, enjoying some great food and spirits, presenting awards, and raffling off special prizes from Chez Francois, Levit Jewelers, Inc, and others, most of all, enjoying a bit of time together.Tickets are on sale now. Go to www.generoushelpings2022.com to purchase tickets while supplies last or to make a donation.For every $50 donated through purchasing a ticket or making a donation, you will earn one raffle ticket to be entered to win special prizes. The winning tickets will be pulled and announced at the event.The traditional Generous Helpings is our only on-site fundraiser of the year, and we count on those funds raised through Generous Helpings to continue our great work. There is no denying with the challenges we face, we will have a hole to fill in our budget. We cannot do it without your help. Plan on attending Generous Helpings or make a donation now. Together, we can continue to be there for our community.Go to Generous Helpings on our website at www.generoushelpings2022.com for more information on how to participate.
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More to Know!

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