“If we can just make it to the end of the summer, we’ll be alright.”

Summertime is an expensive time for Northwest North Carolina families, and even families above the poverty line feel the burden of childcare and must come to creative solutions to cover their basic needs. The following is a guest blog post written by Zac Shuford of...
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Taking Worry Off a Mother’s Plate: FNS Outreach at Second Harvest

Recently, a mother contacted Second Harvest Food Bank to ask for help signing up for SNAP (food stamps). We are going to call her Heidi, to protect her identity. She had never applied before and had many questions about the program. Sonsera Kiger, the food bank’s Food...
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Farewell, but not goodbye.

Today, Second Harvest Food Bank says goodbye to CEO Clyde Fitzgerald as he packs up his office and heads out our doors toward his well-earned retirement. We are grateful for the incredible community that surrounds and supports Second Harvest and for the outpouring of...
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School is Out! (What does that mean for local children?)

It’s summertime. The kids are out of school and sprinklers are set up in the yard. Bedtime is a bit later, and homework feels like something of the past. The pools are filled with joyful kids, and their parents are slathering sunblock on their shoulders. But as any...
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The Possibilities Are Endless for Providence Culinary Training Graduate Charles Jarvis

Charles Jarvis cooked the entire meal for his rehearsal dinner before he married his wife, Brionne. Stuffed chicken breasts, stuffed mushrooms with rice…it took days to make all the dishes, and get it just right.   It had to be perfect: he was marrying his high...
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Farewell, but not goodbye.

Today, Second Harvest Food Bank says goodbye to CEO Clyde Fitzgerald as he packs up his office and heads out our doors toward his well-earned retirement. We are grateful for the incredible community that surrounds and supports Second Harvest and for the outpouring of...

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