The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio is a regional nonprofit committed to fighting hunger. While food assistance is at the core of Second Harvest’s mission, the organization also commits to addressing the root causes of hunger. This report examines the community hub model and how it might support community building and systems change efforts. By exploring how other organizations have utilized this approach, this project aims to highlight common themes for best practices.
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Publication tags: Field Reports - Emergency Food Network, Food Banks
Second Harvest is the regional nonprofit committed to fighting hunger. Working together with a vast network to acquire, gather, and distribute nutritious food, Second Harvest helps feed tens of thousands of people throughout Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.
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Jazmyne is originally from West Texas, where her lived experience with issues such as industrial agriculture and community disinvestment cultivated her passion for developing systems that center and nurture community, health, and the environment. Jazmyne has been a community organizer and nonprofit professional for five years advocating for reproductive justice and election access throughout Texas and Colorado. Jazmyne’s interest in food justice emerged when she consulted for a coalition of community organizations working to establish a grocery co-op on the Eastside of Denver. Following that experience, she completed the Urban Leaders Fellowship in 2021, producing a policy memorandum highlighting barriers facing SNAP users. Most recently, Jazmyne completed a Masters of International Development with a Global Environmental Change and Adaptation certificate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.
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