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

Pushing for Hunger Relief as a Priority

The Ohio Association of Foodbanks is making a request to Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly to support A Comprehensive Approach to Hunger Relief, which will provide $30 million per year in funding for hunger relief within the FY 2018/19 Executive Budget. This approach will allow Ohio to set the standard for addressing food insecurity in the most extensive and focused manner possible. Investing in diverse anti-hunger programs will benefit Ohio, resulting in increased educational achievements, higher worker productivity, and lower rates of chronic health conditions and elderly institutionalization.

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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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