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

Coronavirus Emergency Relief Update 4/8/20

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#InThisTogetherOhio:

The hashtag is summation of our work these past few weeks and of all those who are on the front lines with us. Our goal each day is to do all we can to be here for our community when it needs us.

By The Numbers:  

March was the single largest distribution month in our history with 1.1M LBS of food moving through the Nordson Food Distribution Center, a 67% increase over March 2019. In March there were almost 65,000 service events at food pantries. Bear in mind, large-scale distributions didn’t ramp up until mid-month.

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Coronavirus Emergency Relief Update 3/31/20

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News:The past few weeks have tested Second Harvest – and all of us - in ways we didn’t know possible. Our unwavering commitment is to our community and to bring every resources to bear to meet this new challenge. This week, we welcome the arrival of another group of National Guard men and women bringing our total to twenty-eight. The added capacity allows us to continue packing up to 3,000 food pantry boxes a week and still host mobile pantry distributions in areas of high need or underserved. Thank you as always to Task Force Workhorse! #TFWorkhorse.

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Coronavirus Emergency Response Update 3/24/20

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UPDATE 3/24/2020

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  • As part of the Governor’s order Second Harvest is as designated an essential service in the State of Ohio, as are the food pantries and hot meal programs. The support of the community means so much to all of us as we adjust each day to the changing demand on our resources. Last week our distribution was record-setting, in one week we distributed almost 450,000 LBS of food and supplies, six times higher than a normal week in March. The SH team has performed extraordinary work in meeting the demand.
  • Yesterday, we welcomed the arrival of fifteen National Guard men and women who immediately went to work packing food, pulling orders in the warehouse and loading trucks alongside our dedicated team. Tomorrow they will add to that moving food directly to families at our mobile pantry distributions. Thank you Task Force Workhorse! #TFWorkhorse
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Coronavirus Emergency Response Update 3/19/20

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UPDATE 3/19/20

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Volunteer Guidance COVID-19/Coronoavirus

On Monday (3/9/2020), it was announced that there are 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Cuyahoga County. As a precaution, beginning Tuesday 3/10/20, we require all volunteers wear gloves.  If you feel under the weather or are easily susceptible to illness, we politely ask that you cancel your volunteer shift.

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