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.
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.
It’s March -- there’s a little more daylight, tulips and daffodils are beginning to peak up and warmer weather’s creating excitement -- but so is the buzz around Harvest for Hunger! Our largest food and fundraising campaign of the year – Harvest for Hunger -- runs now through mid-April. For every $1 donated Second Harvest can distribute 4 meals. Our goal is to collect enough for 1 Million Meals and you can help today with your online donation.
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.
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.