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

In The Fold

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We are so grateful for the Ohio National Guard soldiers and airmen who served with us since late March 2020 through July 2, 2021. Because of their help, so many families got the food they needed. Since they arrived, through May 31,2021, they packed 76,000 senior and pantry boxes. We will forever be grateful for their help, friendship and support. Though it was sad to see the group leave, several are now in the fold. Members of the Ohio National Guard took on full-time staff positions at Second Harvest after their deployment. Army Staff Sergeant Michael Coykendall and Army Specialist Aaron Gonzalez are now drivers for Second Harvest. Sergeant Heidi Wolfe is our new Mobile Distribution Coordinator under Program and Partner Services and Corporal Michael Patterson is working in facility maintenance. Thank you and welcome!

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September is Hunger Action Month

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September is Hunger Action Month — an annual campaign dedicated to driving awareness and inspiring action to help end hunger in America, and here in our own region. As the U. S. begins to reopen after a difficult year, the problem is far from over. Thousands in our area are still struggling to make ends meet and keep food on the table. Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice. For millions of people in America, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different dishes. It’s a choice between food and other critical needs — like medicine, housing, or transportation. Now you have a choice too ... How will you

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A Note From Julie

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It’s now been over a year since the pandemic began. In those early days when we first pulled our team together we focused on what we knew, what we needed, and what our response would be to the rising need. Like the first hill of a roller coaster, sometimes it’s better to not know what’s coming. Our ability to meet the need is tied closely to our partnerships with our school systems and the Educational Service Center of Lorain County (ESC), which grew out of conversations following the 2019 Child Hunger Summit. With the team of ESC social workers, a food pantry was established to provide another service to their families. When the pandemic hit, they reached out and we quickly scaled a response covering nearly every district in Lorain County.

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Social Workers Get To The Heart

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Chelsea Freeman is the Educational Service Center of Lorain County (ESC) social worker contracted with the North Ridgeville school district. She is Second Harvest’s primary contact for the entire ESC project. She is one of nine social workers working with Second Harvest to bring food to children and families within these nine school districts. She shared some insights into the benefit of their program and partnership with Second Harvest.

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Community Spotlight: Mr. Charles Braggs

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Every month, Charles Bragg comes to Second Harvest to pick up a food box for himself and his ex-wife Anita. They have both been enrolled in the program for just under three years after finding information during an internet search for food resources to help supplement what they were able to afford. Due to Anita’s declining health and medical bills, the couple needed extra support to make ends meet.

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