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A life well lived can be compared to a fine wine. John Hopkins knows all about both. He worked in marketing and management for Wine Trends for 27 years. When he retired in 2017, he and his wife, Jill, moved to Avon Lake from Hudson to be near their grandchildren and John started volunteering at Second Harvest. This past March, he took volunteering to a new level working on an extra project for us at Second Harvest. John lends a hand in the warehouse, working alongside staff members who pick and set-up orders for distribution.
It is the start of a new century -- 2020 -- and along with all of our friends, family members and colleagues; we take a moment to look back on all we have accomplished and think to the future. With all fresh starts there is an opportunity to learn from the past and consider how we need to plan to achieve our goals. Guided by our Growing Hope strategic plan, this year at Second Harvest we will examine the areas in which we excel and identify the places to improve. We will consider the changing needs of our community and how we can best meet them.
Julie Chase-Morefield, Presdient & CEO of Second Harvest received the Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year award at the 2019 Medical Mutual Pillar Awards for Community Service banquet at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility and in a special editorial report in the December edition of Smart Business Cleveland and Akron.