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

Get your NOSE ON

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Yes! Red Nose Day is coming! It will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in conjunction with the third annual "Red Nose Day Special" from broadcast partner NBC. Americans across the country will come together, wear their Red Noses and raise money and awareness to help children living in poverty. Second Harvest will benefit from your support.

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Growing Hope

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April is the beginning of a new season and this year we’re excited about celebrating 35 Years of Growing Hope!  Our recent Annual Report highlights the opening of the Nordson Food Distribution Center - the culmination of our last strategic plan and a major milestone for our organization.  Complete lists of our hunger-relief partner charities, fund donors, food donors, volunteers and audited financial statements are available for review online.  

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National Volunteer Month


Volunteers! We SEE the VALUE in YOU and we are ever-so grateful that you share your talents to help those in need. To show our gratitude we celebrate our helpers during National Volunteer Month 2017!   At Second Harvest, we could not do what we do without the help of our volunteers. “Sorting and packing donated food items is an essential part of what needs to be done here at Second Harvest,” comments Julie Chase-Morefield, President and CEO of Second Harvest.  “Without their hours of help throughout the year, we could not distribute the amount of food that we do. So many people would not get the needed help.”

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DOUBLE the IMPACT Weekend a Success

In the final days of the Harvest for Hunger campaign, and with the generous support of our partner, Northwest Bank, your donations had twice the impact because we raised over $11,000 dollars for Harvest for Hunger during the match weekend.

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Having Fun Doing Good

It is amazing to see the generosity and support of our community. But the creative and playful natures of people really come out when the creative juices flow. Harvest for Hunger campaigns are still going on but so far, we’ve learned that some groups have really taken the opportunity to have a few laughs and even do some team building while still helping those in need.

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