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

Feeding a Grateful Attitude

Thanksgiving gives rise to a unique way of viewing the world. We are encouraged and even required to slow down, take time out and, of course, be grateful. In our everyday life, we know we are grateful but this holiday requires us to make it our focal point.


In our work here at Second Harvest, we are reminded daily of families who don’t have food every day, especially children. Kids who rely on their weekend back packs for food to satisfy a growling stomach. Seniors who count the days to receive their monthly box of provisions, mothers and fathers who know they can visit their neighborhood food pantry to help get through the month and even veterans who stop by for a hot meal at the local soup kitchen as they plan their next step after their service.

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Veterans and Hunger

Leave no soldier behind. That is the mantra engrained in the fiber of every soldier on the battlefield. Our veterans risked life and limb to keep us and their fellow soldiers safe but sadly, many are struggling with hunger now in civilian life. As we observe Veteran’s Day this month this is an issue that we need to bring to the forefront.

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It's National Diabetes Awareness Month

Each November the national health care community focusses on diabetes, the disease that is growing at a quick rate yet may be preventable with the right health habits. By 2015, one out of every three people could have some form of diabetes if this continues. Eating well to maintain a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk.

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Holiday Cheer: For Some It's a Labor of Love


Stop by any local Burger King restaurant between Thanksgiving and Christmas and hopefully you will be invited to donate to the annual Holiday Cheer campaign, sponsored by Burger King and WOBL/WDLW Radio. For this hunger-relief campaign to succeed each year there is much preparation and work behind the scenes that needs to happen. Burger Betty knows just what to do.

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Holiday Cheer: For Some It's a Labor of Love


Stop by any local Burger King restaurant between Thanksgiving and Christmas and hopefully you will be invited to donate to the annual Holiday Cheer campaign, sponsored by Burger King and WOBL/WDLW Radio. For this hunger-relief campaign to succeed each year there is much preparation and work behind the scenes that needs to happen. Burger Betty knows just what to do.

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