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

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Educators, health and business communities and nonprofits gathered in September at Lorain County Community College to discuss that issue at the first Child Hunger Summit sponsored by the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.

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Empty Bowls by the Lake

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The annual Empty Bowls by the Lake fundraiser is an artistic means to fight hunger in our communities. October 12, 2019 from 11AM until 2PM at the American Legion Post 211, 31972 Walker Road, Avon Lake.

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A Note from Julie

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As we step into the brand new fiscal year, we thought it would be a good time to reach out to you with our new Fresh Thoughts newsletter. As you can read in these pages, we are moving forward with several very important and exciting initiatives. September is Hunger Action Month. What better way to connect, inspire, and act to overcome hunger than to participate in our Child Hunger Summit on September 19 and to attend our culminating celebration at Generous Helpings on September 29?

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Generous Helpings – A Culinary Event Benefiting Second Harvest

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Generous Helpings is right around the corner! Join us on Sunday, September 29th from 5:00PM - 8:00PM. We’ll share an evening of great food and fun as we celebrate our favorite and most delicious event at the Nordson Food Distribution Center. The event will feature tastings of local restaurants’ signature dishes, wine and ale parings, live music by the ever-popular Swamp Boogie Band, raffles, and silent auctions – all set in our beautiful facility. We are expecting a fun crowd and a large number of tasters this year, so hurry and purchase your tickets TODAY!

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So Grateful for Help

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Maria Torres has been living in Lorain for 19 years. At times, she worked three part-time jobs, but it still was hard to make ends meet. She has been taking care of a disabled husband and brother for several years, and made her way to Second Harvest’s Mobile Pantry at the VFW in Lorain for the first time. “There were times I had to not pay a bill so I could get food for my family. This is such a help.” Maria’s friend, Wilma Mercado, came with her to the VFW distribution. Wilma and her family came to Lorain after the hurricane devastated Puerto Rico in 2017. Wilma’s husband is employed but they really need two incomes to thrive. Wilma can’t find a job that covers the cost for day care for their three children.

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