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

Dad Knows Best: Volunteering Together Makes a Difference

In the month that we celebrate the special fathers and father figures in our lives, we would like you to meet one special dad: Jeff DeMange, Second Harvest volunteer. He and his family, which includes his wife, Tina; daughter, Hannah (13) and son, Jadon (9), have been regular volunteers together at Second Harvest since 2011.

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Hunger Doesn't Take a Break

Soon local schools will take a break for the summer, but sadly, hunger does not take a break. Those children who have relied on school feeding programs during the school year are the most at risk. To address this issue, Second Harvest, along with several of our charity partners, coordinate the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program helps to alleviate this troubling reality by serving healthy meals and snacks to children age 18 and younger, free of charge over summer break. Many schools, public agencies and nonprofit organizations sponsor sites in all communities we serve.

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Note from Julie. New Beginnings

May is going to be an exciting month for Second Harvest as we prepare to move into our new home: the Nordson Food Distribution Center. Over the past month, I have had the privilege to welcome elected officials, media, board members, and some of our funders for hard hat tours of our new facility. Each time we walk through the new building, there is something new to see, progress being made around every corner. This is a reality because we successfully finished fundraising for capital campaign for our new home. With nearly 400 individuals, organizations, and companies across our service area contributing, we are in awe of the immense commitment to our community.

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Mobile Pantry - Crossing Barriers to Help Families

As a result of a unique collaboration between Second Harvest and El Centro de Servicios Sociales in Lorain, residents in southern Lorain have access to much needed food through the Mobile Pantry program each month. Mobile pantries are just that: mobile. They can take place just about anywhere, bringing nutritious food to areas that are designated as food “deserts”.

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Help Second Harvest win $10,000 from the Community Foundation of Lorain County

We have the opportunity to win a $10,000 gift to our Second Harvest endowment fund. The Community Foundation of Lorain County is holding a contest to celebrate its 35th anniversary. We need the help of our friends to get our photo to the most number of likes on the Community Foundation’s Facebook page.

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