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

Some New Faces on our Team

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New Faces

We are excited to welcome some new staff members to our Second Harvest family. Beverly Lizanich, Director of Member and Program Services, has rounded out her staff with some bright, enthusiastic professionals who recently came on board. “I am thrilled to work with these talented, inspiring women. I finally have the "super team" I've dreamed of assembling - I just need to add the capes! ” shared Bev.

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Fresh Produce Season

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One of summer’s perks is picking up fresh produce at a farmer’s market to enjoy it with family and friends. Seasonal produce is fresh, delicious, healthy, and often an out of reach luxury for families at-risk for hunger. Produce can be expensive and hard to find in some communities.

This is why we launched the Farmer’s Market program—to provide healthy, local produce to families that may not have access otherwise to fresh and healthy foods. 

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Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale!

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Get your discount tickets now to Generous Helpings. Sunday, September 24th from 5-8PM is the date for this premier event this year.  Join us for 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 and a raffle and silent auction – all set in our beautiful new facility. We are expecting a fun crowd and a large number of tasters this year, so hurry and purchase your tickets at our discounted early bird price. Click here to purchase your Early Bird Ticket.

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Julie's Notes

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Growing Hope

Since last fall, Second Harvest’s board and staff have been diligently working, meeting with donors, volunteers and partners to understand our work better.
The result of these months of work is our Master Plan -- our planting guide -- to grow hope in our community over the next five years and beyond. We have set an audacious goal to increase from our current level providing 7 million meals to providing nearly 12 million meals by 2021. Why 12 million?

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CenturyLink Virtual Food Drive

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Join in on the CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive to help local families and kids from June 5-16. Log on to www.centirylink.com/fooddrive to participate in this online virtual food drive. Select Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio and they will match your donation through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation.

CenturyLink is once again hosting this virtual food drive to raise awareness and funds for the community food banks in the markets where their employees live and work.

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