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

Julie Chase-Morefield Honored as Lorain County Difference Maker

Julie Chase-Morefield Honored as Lorain County Difference Maker

On Friday, February 20th, hundreds gathered to honor Leadership Lorain County’s Difference Makers. Presented to Lorain County leaders that are making a difference in our community, a select group of recipients are chosen each year to receive this honor at the Difference Makers Gala.

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Community Partner Spotlight: Custom Culinary

Community Partner Spotlight: Custom Culinary

Our community partners that help us provide millions of meals each year come in all shapes and sizes. Custom Culinary® is a wholesale food company that provides food to restaurants all over the country. A successful local company, Custom Culinary is also a successful partner to Second Harvest.

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Annual Report: Highlights from FY 2013/14

It has been a whirlwind of excitement and activity over the past year as we have worked tirelessly ARPicon the campaign to bring our Nordson Food Distribution Center to life. In addition to building a new building, we have been busy expanding our programs, building our volunteer base, and working with 110 partner charities to ensure that healthy and fresh food is getting to our neighbors in need.

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A Note From Julie: Where Does the Food Come From?

Answering the Age Old Question: Where Does the Food Come From?

Watermelon June 2013When you are the Executive Director of a food bank, you get a lot of questions from friends, family, and community members. Sometimes people want to know what counties we serve, where the food goes, and generally what we do.  But the question I hear most frequently is:  “Where does all that food come from?”

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A Note From Julie: Be an Advocate in 2015

For the past three years we have been working tirelessly toward the goal of building a new facility to expand our capacity and ability to help more of our neighbors in need across our 4-county service area.  One of the pillars of the new Nordson Food Distribution Center is increased refrigeration capacity so we can provide more healthy and fresh foods, often seen as a luxury to families and children.  Providing fresh produce to our network of over 100 partner charities is a priority we are committed to at Second Harvest. But, we cannot do it alone. We are able to provide meals to our neighbors in need from a combination of philanthropic, community, individual, corporate, and government support at the federal and state levels.

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