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

Summer Food Service Program

Remember the happy, joyous feeling of finishing your last day of school for the year? Nothing but fun, summer days ahead. That is, unless you are one of the thousands of children who rely on free and reduced school lunch programs. Those sprawling summer days can bring back the ache of hunger for some youngsters. But there is hope.

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Julie's Notes: Mapping the Meal Gap in Our Region

Last week Feeding America released the annual Map the Meal Gap Study featuring an interactive map of food insecurity levels based on the most recent U.S. Census data (2014). Food insecurity -- or more simply put not knowing where your next meal is coming from -- exists in every county, state and congressional district across our country.

Unfortunately food insecurity isn’t just about food -- it directly impacts the health of families in our communities with higher incidence of high blood pressure and diabetes. But it also affects the futures of 1 out of 4 children in our communities hampering their ability to grow and thrive.

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Mother's Day Every Month

What is the best Mother’s Day gift? Spending time with each other, of course.! Debbie Reust and her step-daughter, Katie Reust, carved out some precious time to be together which will benefit others, too. They volunteer together at Second Harvest.

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Our Starting Line-Up

You know this has been a busy year at Second Harvest…  a new building, more activity, lots of excitement. YES! We are growing and have added experienced staff to help us grow into the future. We thought we’d introduce you to those staff members who are new to our starting line-up this year and long-time staff members who received well-deserved promotions to help us navigate our growth:

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Blaze a Trail for Older Americans Month

This May, we celebrate Older Americans Month. We are honored to be able to help some of our seniors supplement their food needs for the month by administering the federally-funded Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) or Senior Box Program.

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