“Mom, I’m Hungry.”

After the New York Times published an article last month questioning what grocery items were being purchased with SNAP benefits, we spoke with a local Northwest North Carolina mother currently relying on SNAP about what she put in her family's grocery cart. Here is...
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Heart Disease: It’s not all about Dietary Fat, It’s a Sugar Problem Too!

Because many of our partner programs at Second Harvest serve at-risk populations, focusing on the distribution of healthy, fresh food is of vital importance. It is a sad truth that heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. Food insecurity only...
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Caring for Neighbors, Seniors, and Feeding Community.

“Around here, people are just as good as they can be.” James Osborne is a small man with deep, wise wrinkles that curl up around his eyes when he smiles. James says that he, like many people up in Ashe County in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, does what he can...
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Bearing Witness to the Generosity of a Community

At a food drive this past December in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, a rusty, late model Toyota truck rattled into the parking lot where our Second Harvest tent was set up. An older woman, maybe 70 or 80 years old, got out and gave us a bag of groceries. The bag’s handle...
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Hard Choices

Some Northwest North Carolina families have to make hard choices between heating their homes and buying food this winter.
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“Mom, I’m Hungry.”

After the New York Times published an article last month questioning what grocery items were being purchased with SNAP benefits, we spoke with a local Northwest North Carolina mother currently relying on SNAP about what she put in her family's grocery cart. Here is...

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