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

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.

Continue reading
  1745 Hits
1745 Hits

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.

Continue reading
  1108 Hits
1108 Hits

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.

Continue reading
  891 Hits
891 Hits

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.

Continue reading
  954 Hits
954 Hits

The Plight of Teen Hunger

The flurry of activity last month included the release of an important new study, “Bringing Teens to the Table: A Focus on Food Insecurity in America,” exposing the plight of teenagers facing hunger conducted by Feeding America and the Urban Institute. It reveals the challenges and coping strategies employed by teens struggling with hunger.

Teenagers often have to help their families figure out how everyone in the household has enough to eat, especially younger siblings. One commented, “I feel like just knowing if food’s running low, it’s pressure on me because I feel like they need to eat, they can’t go without eating…”

At the same time many teens talked about the fear and stigma around hunger and actively working to hide it as much as they can in order to fit in. A teen who participated in the focus group explained, “A lot of students struggle on the weekends, because they’re not at school, and they don’t have food to eat.”

Continue reading
  1575 Hits
1575 Hits