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

Julie's Notes

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September brought warm temperatures and a flurry of activity for Hunger Action Month. October brings many things to look forward to…. the air grows cooler, leaves turn orange, red and gold, and fields of wheat, corn and soybeans are ready for harvest. We are in preparation to receive a large influx of food from farmers and producers through USDA and for the coming holiday season.

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Use your Super Power to Be a Hunger Hero

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This year we are rallying around the cause of child hunger and rather than just an event, it is a season. In our area, one in five children struggles with hunger. That is about 17,000 kids. We believe we have a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds to make a difference. But we can’t do it without you!

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Program and Member Services Staff on the Rise

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With more direct service and new programs like the School Markets debuting this school year, we are realigning our staff and their duties to provide the best service possible. Samantha “Sam” Flores, Sarah Horan and Brittney Hopkins all came on board at Second Harvest in 2017. The Program and Member Services Department was restructuring and had three great candidates to join our team.

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13th Annual Generous Helpings: a Success!

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Lucky number 13 brought many new people to Second Harvest on September 30th to celebrate Generous Helpings. Newness and celebration were in the air. We saw so many new faces who visited for the first time. Yet, some of our regulars were tapping to the tunes by Swamp Boogie Band. Over 500 people helped raise over $68,000 for our neighbors struggling with hunger. Eating, relaxing, dancing, competing at the bid table for the perfect silent auction prize and even watching the Brown’s game all marked the evening.

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Julie's Notes

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September is Hunger Action Month– a time for the Feeding America network of over 200 foodbanks and those who support taking action on the issue of hunger. One issue. Many activities.This year, be a Hunger Hero and help us promote awareness and inspire action to end child hunger. A great first step is marking September 13 on your calendar for Hunger Action Day! Get those orange shirts ready to show your friends, family and co-workers how important the hunger issue is to you! Hunger Action Day is also the Congressional Farm Bill Call-In Day to tell your members of congress to protect SNAP and strengthen TEFAP. We urge you to call your congressional representative. Click HERE to find out how to participate.

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