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

Julie's Notes

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Our largest fundraising initiative of the year is kicking-off this week.  Harvest for Hunger is almost under way and we count on you to join in helping us meet our goal of over ONE MILLION MEALS to families in our area.  This year we are thrilled to have Honorary Harvest for Hunger Chair, Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski to Kick-Off the Campaign on Tuesday, February 13  from4-6 PM at Second Harvest.   All are welcome and I hope will consider stopping by.  Say YES and be part of the most successful food and funds drive in the nation – Click Here. 

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Moving Forward with Technology

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Today, technology is taking on a much larger role in our world and at Second Harvest. This technology that is revolutionizing the way we communicate and do business is what we are relying on to help us do our work quicker and with more efficiency. 

At Second Harvest, we are upgrading our accounting and inventory software which is a critical component across our organization and give us room for growth. CERES 4.5 software is designed for Food Bank and will allow us to more easily track product donations, grants, food drives and integrate these functions in a more streamline fashion.  Every department has members who rely on the CERES system for tracking and managing to some degree, so integration is key. According to Tami Kluding, Business Services Manager, “It has been over ten years since we’ve been able to upgrade this system. We are really excited about what we’ll be able to do going forward.”

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SNAP Benefits: Old Myths Persist

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Since the first Pilot Food Stamp Program in the early 1960s to the current SNAP program, the common thread through out was the intention to help those struggling with food insecurity. The program has changed and been upgraded many times since the early days but old myths and stories of abuses still exist. Here are just a few notable misconceptions:

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Julie's Notes

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At the beginning of a new year we all create resolutions for the coming year. Second Harvest has a new resolution not just for this year but for many to come. Our new vision is a brighter future for all by cultivating a healthy, hunger-free community. We believe a community where every person who needs it has access to nutritious food is not only possible but essential for the overall strength of our community. And we know you share our vision. Just scroll through our recent social media posts and you’ll see smiling faces dropping off hams, turkeys or monetary donations. The dial is moving in the right direction, but we can’t stop until we reach everyone need our help.

Harvest for Hunger is a way for you to help move the dial and it’s right around the corner. We are excited to announce the 2018 Honorary Harvest for Hunger Campaign Chair will be

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Host a Harvest for Hunger Drive for 2018

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The official Harvest for Hunger season will kick off in February so we are in need of businesses, organizations, churches, clubs, troops and groups of all kind to run campaigns this year. As a group, you can raise funds and foods for a great cause and at the same time have fun doing it.

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