August 5th, 2015 Tonia Krauser, Director of Communications Second Harvest
Ten years ago, I was working in marketing at a leading financial services firm when I was introduced to one of the charities the company supported. I learned that there was an organization picking up surplus food and delivering that food to hungry people, right here in our city. Fast forward, and I am now one of the twenty staff members who work in the office at Second Harvest. My job is to support my fundraising and foodraising colleagues as we fulfill our mission. When I’m creating a brochure, making changes to our website, or speaking to a reporter, I often think about the why. Why is this brochure important? Why do our drivers wake up early every morning to fight traffic? Why do our fundraisers put in many hours of overtime to achieve goals? It has occurred to me that our motivation is shared. We all do this so we can help our struggling neighbours with the most basic human need - food. We come together because we have a strong desire to take care of each other.
“Each action you take to support Second Harvest demonstrates your care for the people we serve”