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Second Harvest Food Bank Improves Nutrition for Families in Need

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As president and founder of Elite Financial Group, LLC, in Newport Beach, California, George Argyros, Jr. provides diverse insurance services. George Argyros, Jr.'s philanthropic efforts have included donations to charitable organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Second Harvest Food Bank Improves Nutrition for Families in Need

  1. 1. SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK IMPROVES NUTRITION FOR FAMILIES IN NEED George Argyros Jr.
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION  As president and founder of Elite Financial Group, LLC, in Newport Beach, California, George Argyros, Jr. provides diverse insurance services. George Argyros, Jr.'s philanthropic efforts have included donations to charitable organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank. Started in 1974, Second Harvest is one of the largest agencies of its kind, giving away food to more than a quarter million people each month. One of its key services is Family Harvest, which aids families with low incomes who have children under 18. It offers alternatives to fast food and low-nutritional items, which are inexpensive but do not make for healthful eating. Once a month, each family receives three or four grocery bags of food. Participants receive an assortment of frozen and canned foods, ground turkey, pasta, eggs, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
  3. 3. SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK  Family Harvest does more than fill shelves. Nutritionists inform recipients of positive eating habits and provide samples of good food they may not have encountered. Publications in several languages print recipes and preparation instructions. The success of Family Harvest's mission is reflected in a survey of its participants. Nearly all of them reported a healthier diet for their children. Two-thirds ate more vegetables and fruits, roughly half reported cooking more, and four out of ten stated that they consumed less fast food.

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