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

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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Julie's Notes

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With the holidays approaching, we enter the season where hunger is top of mind for so many and Second Harvest is the fortunate recipient of generous donations of food, funds and volunteer time. Only with your help are we able to do so much more during the holiday season for our neighbors in need.

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Spend a Month in Poverty

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It is difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situation that individuals and families living in poverty experience every day – the decisions they have to make and the fears and frustrations they feel. That is why Second Harvest was happy to host a Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) this past October. Thirty-five people including donors, corporate partners, partner charity representatives, Board members and community leaders gathered to learn more deeply about the struggles of low-income families and individuals by assuming a given role and trying to work through a maze of options to get through the month.

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