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

Vermilion Salvation Army

When you are born and raised in an area and then are able to dedicate your career to helping people in need there….that’s satisfaction. That’s Janet Ancog, Human Resources Supervisor for the Vermilion Salvation Army Service Unit.  “I love it here. It’s been wonderful,” shares Janet. She started with the service unit 11 years ago and is the one who got the food pantry started then.

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Connecting With Our Legislators

It is good when our state legislators are able to see what we do and understand the issues from our vantage point. State Representatives Nathan Manning (Dist-55), Dan Ramos (Dist-56), Dick Stein (Dist-57), and Steve Arndt (Dist-89) have all been able to visit the Nordson Food Distribution Center for tours and updates on our operations during February and early March. We were able to engage in conversation about how the decisions made on the state biennial budget will affect those we serve.

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Are We Part of Your Estate Plans?

What will your legacy be? Our commitment to More Food Less Hunger drives us each day to making this a reality in our community. If you share this desire to make sure the families, children and seniors in our community are fed, you should consider this. And make some plans.

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Julie's Notes

As we move through the coldest part of winter in Ohio, we’re warmed by the building excitement for Harvest for Hunger season! By far our largest fundraising initiative of the year, we count on the community to join in to help us meet our goal of a million meals to families in our area – from long-standing friendships to newcomers – we can all do our part to help families struggling with hunger. This year we are thrilled to have Honorary Harvest for Hunger Chair, Kevin Nelson, Regional President of Northwest Bank to Kick-Off the Campaign on Wednesday, March 1st at 5PM at Second Harvest. Be part of the most successful food and funds drive in the nation – Click Here.


Equally important to Harvest for Hunger is our work as advocates at the state level. As a member of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, we are collectively making a request to Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly to support A Comprehensive Approach to Hunger Relief, which will provide $30 million per year in funding for hunger relief within the FY 2018/19 State Budget. This approach will allow Ohio to set the standard for addressing

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Giant Eagle Leads the Way

There is no doubt that Giant Eagle is committed to those who live and work in the neighborhoods they support. Each year, the grocery store chains anchors the huge Harvest for Hunger campaign through Check Out Hunger. From their humble family roots nearly 100 years ago, they expanded their grocery store into a business that meets the needs of the changing American family.

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