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

Light Up Your Holidays

Be sure to check out the Second Harvest display at the Carlisle Visitor Center as part of the Lorain County MetroParks Holiday Lights display. The yearly tradition sets a glow the winter landscape now through Dec. 30 in LaGrange. A half-mile paved loop trail around the visitor center at 12882 Diagonal Road in LaGrange offers decorated trail stations with themes from classic holiday songs or movies to whatever local businesses and groups create.

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November Mobile Pantry Distributions

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Agency Express Up and Running!

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Our partner charities now have access to a new software program that will streamline the ordering process. Agency Express is our new inventory control program that will allow our partner charities to see our inventory in real time, place an order any time of the day or night and get real-time confirmation through the system.

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Veterans and Food Insecurity

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In November, we pause to honor veterans. As we reflect on their gift of service to us all, we feel a sense of pride and gratitude. Yet, there is also a sense of failure when we come to realize that so many of these heroes and their families are struggling. We know that 25% of those we serve in our region are veterans.

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Holiday Cheer Helps Families

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Since its inception 36 years ago, the Holiday Cheer campaign has raised over $1,000,000. Second Harvest provided over a millions of meals for families struggling with hunger with those funds raised here in our community. A local effort led by Burger King and WOBL/WDLW, Holiday Cheer raises money each year, which is directly passed through to our partner charities so they can provide food through the food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

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