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‘Where would we BEE without Pollinators?’

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SWCD COLORING CONTEST: The Trumbull County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting its 2020 Stewardship Coloring Contest with the theme: “Where would we BEE without Pollinators?” Trumbull SWCD’s goal is to increase awareness about the importance of pollinators. The contest is open to students ages 5-10 living in Trumbull County.

Prizes will be awarded to the first- and second-place artists in each of the three divisions: ages 5-6, ages 7-8, ages 9-10. Completed coloring sheets must be received or postmarked by Oct. 2.

To download the coloring sheet(s), visit the District’s website at: swcd.co.trumbull.oh.us/swcd–news.

For information, contact Amy Reeher at amy@trumbull ohswcd.org or 330-637-2056, Ext. 8624.

SECOND HARVEST ONE HELPING AT A TIME: September is Hunger Action Month and is the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks’ awareness campaign. Each September, Second Harvest Food Bank re-ignites its commitment to making food accessible to all people in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

This year, because of the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Bank and its network of member agencies are providing more than ever. Each week, nearly 20,000 requests for emergency food assistance are filled.

The food bank could not meet this need without the support of the Mahoning Valley community. The food bank once again is asking the community to join the movements and help end hunger, one helping at a time. You can host a food drive or fundraiser by calling 330-792-5522; make a donation of $1 to provide six meals, at www.maholningvalleysecondharvest.org; or wear orange on Sept. 10 and share your photos on Facebook at SHFBMV.

COMPASSIONATE CREATIVITY: The Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will offer “Compassionate Creativity” 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Sept. 11 at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.

Participants will create artwork for a first responder in their life or community to express gratitude for the brave caregivers on the front line. Families are invited to an open-studio format with access to diverse materials. This event is free and open to all families. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register.

AVENGE HUNGER: For the third year, Armstrong will be hosting Avenge Hunger Month through October 31 collecting non-perishables and monetary donations for Second Harvest Food Bank as part of the ongoing Breaking Bread initiative. People can make donations at Sparkle Markets and GiantEagles in Canfield and Poland, the Davis Center YMCA and the community booth at the Eastwood Mall. Drive-thru donations will be taken 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Boardman Park, and Sept. 25 at Chilis’ in Boardman.

Armstrong also is hosting an Avenge Hunger virtual 5K walk. Participants can run, walk, treadmill or bike to any location they choose. To register visit ArmstrongOneWire.com/Breaking Bread and click on sign up today. Deadline is Sept. 23, with all participants to receive a medal for taking part.

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