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

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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Feeding Kids This Summer

Feeding Kids This Summer

Remember the happy, joyous feeling of finishing your last day of school for the year? Nothing but fun, summer days ahead. That is, unless you are one of the thousands of children who rely on free and reduced school lunch programs. Those sprawling summer days can bring back the ache of hunger for some youngsters. But there is hope.

Food insecure families struggle to procure sources of food for their children when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps to alleviate this troubling reality by serving healthy meals and snacks to children age 18 and younger, free of charge over summer break. Many schools, public agencies and nonprofit organizations sponsor sites in your community.

The SFSP was created to ensure that children in low-income areas can continue to receive nutritious meals in the summer. Sources of food include dairy, meats, grains, fruits, and vegetables. In addition to meals, SFSP sites provide educational, enrichment, and recreational activities for children to lead healthy and productive lifestyles.

Second Harvest supports local SFSP sponsors in Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties

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Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Summer is just getting under way and no one wants to think beyond it but you need to mark your calendar! Sunday, September 24th from 5-8PM is Generous Helpings. 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.

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