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

Fighting Hunger in Style

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Just in! NOW through Friday, January 25th you can pre-order three EXCLUSIVE limited-release Cleveland Clothing Co. designs to support our 2019 Harvest for Hunger campaign.  Proceeds from each item purchased will provide a minimum of 30 meals to families, children, & seniors struggling with hunger in our region.

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Julie's Notes

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As we end 2018, it’s natural for us to think about what we’ve accomplished and how the activity of the holiday season reveals to us the reasons we are all a part of the Second Harvest mission. The holidays bring family and friends gathered together. Whether it’s around the dinner table to celebrate food and each other, an office party with colleagues or a restaurant with friends - we come together. But, it may also be families, children and seniors who struggled to put food on the table this year. They gathered at a table at a hot meal program at a shelter of church or at their own table with food brought home from a food pantry. Second Harvest is the bridge linking all of those dinner tables. So the reason? Because together we bring health, hope and dignity to us and to our neighbors.

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School Pantries Debut in Lorain County

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The School Pantry Program started this September as a pilot program at five sites throughout Lorain County. It is a program designed to alleviate child hunger through the provision of food to children, their families and the immediate school community. Because we partner with the schools and the distributions are located there, the goal is to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to low-income students and their families. Our goal is to serve entire families and increase the amount of fresh food entering homes.

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Holiday Cheer 35th Anniversary

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The 35th annual Holiday Cheer Campaign is underway and runs through Christmas Eve at 17 Burger King locations to raise money to feed individuals and families in need during the holiday season.

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Qualified Charitable Distributions (QDC) Can Score a Big Win for You and Second Harvest

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Did you know you are able to roll over your required minimum distribution from your IRA to Second Harvest tax-free? This is available to people age 70 1/2 or older and done through your IRA.

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