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

Strong Support for Generous Helpings

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Generous Helpings is the culmination of Hunger Action Month and what a powerful display of community members and businesses coming together to put on the top charitable event in the county. It’s a wonderful event for sure, but that is only because of the hard work and hours of donated time by the restaurants, the chefs, the committee members, the sponsors and supporters. This year, our special focus is on our Child Hunger Initiatives. We’ve put a call out for HUNGER HEROES so they will join forces with us to help stamp out child hunger!

All of the restaurants and chefs donate their time to offer the most delectable dishes. Chef John D’Amico from Chez Francois, has joined us for many years and continues to donate his time and shares his culinary talents with all of us in order to raise awareness about hunger. Over the years, Mary Zelek from Zelek’s Flower Shop, has donated many hours of her time and creativity to transform the warehouse into a dazzling party venue.

Some of the newcomers this year adding to our slate of great restaurants include Peace, Love and Little Donuts, Sugar Shack Confections, Tom’s Country Place and Spectrum Café. Check out the entire list of restaurants HERE.

All of our sponsors for Generous Helpings are also HUNGER HEROES. They have demonstrated through their work with Second Harvest that ending hunger in our region and specifically working towards ending child hunger is vitally important and they want to be a part of it.
Check out our list of HUNGER HEROES HERE.

So this year, while you are enjoying the wonderful delicacies and ambiance, remember that so many people, long-time supporters or new, have donated countless hours of their time, creativity and passion to making Generous Helpings the premier event in Lorain County.

See what all the buzz is about. Join us on September 30, 2018 from 5-8 PM and see. Click HERE to purchase your Generous Helpings tickets.

 

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Julie's Notes

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It’s August and we’re all trying to capture a little more summer fun but thoughts naturally turn towards the start of a new school year.  Always in our minds is the staggering number of children who are food insecure with children making up 38% of those served at local pantries.  This school year we’re rolling out our new Child Hunger Initiative with the support of the Nordson Corporation Foundation, Target, Stocker Foundation, 100 Women Who Care of Lorain County, Red Nose Day and Ross Foundation. 

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We are looking for Hunger Heroes

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We need you to be the super heroes we know you can be to help us stop childhood hunger in its tracks! This year we are rallying around the cause of child hunger and rather than just an event, it is a season. In our area one in five children struggle with hunger. That is about 17,000 kids. We believe we have a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds to really make a difference. But we need your help.

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Executive Chef at Generous Helpings

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A crowd favorite at Generous Helpings will be back with us again this year. John Selick, 3-time winner (Critic’s Choice and People’s Choice) over these past few years will once again be under the spotlight to help raise funds to end hunger in our region.  John is the Senior Culinary Manager at Sodexo Healthcare Services for University Hospitals and oversees all food services programs at University Hospital.

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Partner Charity Spotlight

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A bright and sunny afternoon in late July brought so many residents and neighbors in need from the community of Wellington out to the first-ever Mobile Produce Pantry at Wellington’s St. Patrick Catholic Church. There were 199 families served that day. Each family went home with 35-50 pounds of fresh produce.

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