Month: June 2016

Food as Medicine: Looking at the Bigger Picture in Ashe County

Last December, Ashe Memorial Hospital partnered with the Ashe Sharing Center and Second Harvest Food Bank to launch the region’s first hospital based food pantry. The pantry idea is simple, but could be life-changing for patients. During the hospital admission process, patients are asked two questions: are they worried about where their next meal is going to come from and are they worried about running out of food before they have money to buy more. Healthy, diet-specific custom boxes are then created to help stabilize their situation. More than 4,600 people in Ashe County are food insecure with ramifications...

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This Sunday: Celebrating Super Dads at Providence

On a recent visit to Providence Restaurant, a home grown enterprise of Second Harvest Food Bank’s Triad Community Kitchen program, we were greeted by the wide, warm smile of Gordon Simpson. Simpson is a part of the Hospitality Residency at Providence. Restaurants aren’t new to Simpson. Since landing his first job as a dishwasher in 1976 in the newly built World Trade Center, Simpson has worked in restaurants up and down the east coast, including in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics. At Providence, however, his journey is taking a turn for the better. Cooking is more than a job to...

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Take Action: Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Since the Child Nutrition Reauthorization expired on September 30, 2015, we at Second Harvest Food Bank have been anticipating proposed bills from both the House Education & Workforce Committee and the Senate Agriculture Committee. Our priorities, as well as Feeding America’s, for this Child Nutrition Reauthorization have been for a bill that does no harm to existing programs and that strengthens access to summer and after-school meals. While the Senate Agriculture Committee’s bill is not as strong as we had hoped, it is more in line with our priorities than the one that came from the House Education & Workforce...

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Getting food to kids when school is out.

School is out and our Triad Community Kitchen Program has been busy cooking and packing meals for our summer meal programs throughout our 18 county service area. More than half of children in our area qualify for free or reduced priced meals during the school year, and with schools getting out for summer vacation, that critical source of nutrition is gone for many children. Learn more about our summer meal programs and what Second Harvest Food Bank and our partners are doing to fill the #summermealgap in Northwest North Carolina here. #summermealsmatter  Categories #feedingchange #feedingfutures #feedinghealth #feedingopportunity Uncategorized Archives...

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