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

Holiday Cheer Celebrates 35 Years!

HC-2018-NEWSM

Since its inception 35 years ago, the Holiday Cheer campaign has raised over $1,000,000 for Second Harvest, equaling over a millions of meals for families struggling with hunger. A community effort led by Burger King and WOBL/WDLW, Holiday Cheer raises money each year, which is directly passed through to our partner charities so they can provide food through the food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

Continue reading
  127 Hits
127 Hits

Julie's Notes

FallHarvest

September brought warm temperatures and a flurry of activity for Hunger Action Month. October brings many things to look forward to…. the air grows cooler, leaves turn orange, red and gold, and fields of wheat, corn and soybeans are ready for harvest. We are in preparation to receive a large influx of food from farmers and producers through USDA and for the coming holiday season.

Continue reading
  173 Hits
173 Hits

Use your Super Power to Be a Hunger Hero

HHBoyLogo

This year we are rallying around the cause of child hunger and rather than just an event, it is a season. In our area, one in five children struggles with hunger. That is about 17,000 kids. We believe we have a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds to make a difference. But we can’t do it without you!

Continue reading
  180 Hits
180 Hits

Program and Member Services Staff on the Rise

MS

With more direct service and new programs like the School Markets debuting this school year, we are realigning our staff and their duties to provide the best service possible. Samantha “Sam” Flores, Sarah Horan and Brittney Hopkins all came on board at Second Harvest in 2017. The Program and Member Services Department was restructuring and had three great candidates to join our team.

Continue reading
  247 Hits
247 Hits

13th Annual Generous Helpings: a Success!

IMG_7437

Lucky number 13 brought many new people to Second Harvest on September 30th to celebrate Generous Helpings. Newness and celebration were in the air. We saw so many new faces who visited for the first time. Yet, some of our regulars were tapping to the tunes by Swamp Boogie Band. Over 500 people helped raise over $68,000 for our neighbors struggling with hunger. Eating, relaxing, dancing, competing at the bid table for the perfect silent auction prize and even watching the Brown’s game all marked the evening.

Continue reading
  147 Hits
147 Hits