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

Julie's Notes

As we move through the coldest part of winter in Ohio, we’re warmed by the building excitement for Harvest for Hunger season! By far our largest fundraising initiative of the year, we count on the community to join in to help us meet our goal of a million meals to families in our area – from long-standing friendships to newcomers – we can all do our part to help families struggling with hunger. This year we are thrilled to have Honorary Harvest for Hunger Chair, Kevin Nelson, Regional President of Northwest Bank to Kick-Off the Campaign on Wednesday, March 1st at 5PM at Second Harvest. Be part of the most successful food and funds drive in the nation – Click Here.


Equally important to Harvest for Hunger is our work as advocates at the state level. As a member of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, we are collectively making a request to Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly to support A Comprehensive Approach to Hunger Relief, which will provide $30 million per year in funding for hunger relief within the FY 2018/19 State Budget. This approach will allow Ohio to set the standard for addressing

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Giant Eagle Leads the Way

There is no doubt that Giant Eagle is committed to those who live and work in the neighborhoods they support. Each year, the grocery store chains anchors the huge Harvest for Hunger campaign through Check Out Hunger. From their humble family roots nearly 100 years ago, they expanded their grocery store into a business that meets the needs of the changing American family.

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Harvest for Hunger Kick-Off Party! Be There!

You are invited to join us for our Harvest for Hunger Kick-Off event, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 5-6:30 PM in the Community Room at Second Harvest. Stop in for some Happy-Hour refreshments, games, door prizes; and hear from others running campaigns and those who help with hunger relief in our area. Let’s have some fun, share some stories, and be inspired to take action to make a difference in the fight against hunger in our area.

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Pushing for Hunger Relief as a Priority

The Ohio Association of Foodbanks is making a request to Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly to support A Comprehensive Approach to Hunger Relief, which will provide $30 million per year in funding for hunger relief within the FY 2018/19 Executive Budget. This approach will allow Ohio to set the standard for addressing food insecurity in the most extensive and focused manner possible. Investing in diverse anti-hunger programs will benefit Ohio, resulting in increased educational achievements, higher worker productivity, and lower rates of chronic health conditions and elderly institutionalization.

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