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

National Older Adult Month

Each year Second Harvest works to find ways to distribute food to the growing segment of Older Adults who are food insecure in our region. We are now distributing nearly 725 Senior Boxes per month compared to the 284 per month that we served at the beginning of this program three years ago. In our region, nearly 15% (10,300 people) of those we serve are seniors and the numbers keep rising.
A recent study highlights some interesting trends.

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Walmart is Leading the Charge...Again!

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Walmart will continue running the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. promotion through the middle of this month. They are hoping to give out $1.5 million nationwide to end hunger.
There are four main ways you can participate in the campaign when you visit any Walmart:

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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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