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

Planning for a Great Year!

It’s the start of a new year -- 2017 -- and along with all of our friends, family members and colleagues; we put away our bad habits from last year and start the new year with hopefulness! Who doesn’t like a FRESH START?


But a fresh start without a plan will not give the results you seek. It’s the same at Second Harvest, our new year is exciting and fresh because this month we will start drafting our strategic plan for the next 3-5 years following months of interviews and research. Our last strategic plan gave us a road map to increasing distribution culminating in the construction of our new facility. With our capacity issues behind us and time to become used to the new space, we are poised to understand what our organization can do to better serve our community.

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Heat or Eat

The early plunge in temperatures catches us all off guard at first. “Where are my gloves? Do I still have a scraper for the car? Looks like we’ll have to turn the furnace on…” Unless you know all too well that these winter rituals will plunge you deeper into a dilemma with no good solution.

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Exercise Your Influence this Year for Harvest for Hunger

Strengthen your muscle for good this year by deciding to run a Harvest for Hunger campaign. We need every company, group, class, and organization to make a plan to hold a raffle, a bake sale, a dress-down day, a 3-point shoot-out competition, a food drive or activity of choice to help overcome hunger in our area.

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Pump Up Your Volunteer Fitness for the New Year

Volunteers power Second Harvest. It’s as simple as that. We could not help provide food and resources to the 68,000 people in our community who face hunger without the help of volunteers. Make a resolution this year to improve your volunteer activity and take an active role in the fight to end hunger. Join Second Harvest and the Feeding America network by pledging to volunteer.

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The Season of Giving

Pine trees, sparkling lights, glittered ornaments and jingle bells can be found on every corner during this time of the year. But so is hunger. We don’t always recognize it and that is on purpose. Our neighbors and friends who are struggling with hunger often underplay their hardship. They want to buy that special gift for a grandchild or loved one and missing a few meals doesn’t seem like too big a sacrifice….until they have to live it.


We are hoping they know that there is help.

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