Month: August 2016

Thanks to you, a child is eating lunch right now.

Second Harvest’s Chuck Harmon is back in his office at our Winston-Salem warehouses after completing a successful 250-mile trek from Boone to Burlington this past July. With your support, Chuck’s Hike to End Summer Hunger helped raise awareness about summer hunger in our service region, as well as raise the necessary food and funds to support kids in need. We are grateful to our partners at WXII who provided tremendous support in spreading our message that #summermealsmatter. “I am not the only one who went the extra mile,” says Chuck. “Many who have volunteered, opened their hearts, made donations and...

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It takes a lot to make half a million meals — but you did it.

There was a lively conversation in the Second Harvest break room recently about our favorite summer foods. Gazpacho, tomato cheese tart, bar-b-que.   It was a delight to have that same conversation around a table of children eating at one of Second Harvest’s summer meal sites: Corn on the cob, juice boxes and Popsicles made their list; gazpacho did not. In an editorial earlier this summer, former Second Harvest Board Chair Gaynelle Lovelace called us each to action and implored that we each, as responsible adults, provide for our community’s children during the summer. “It is incumbent upon us,” she said,...

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A Joyful Man with a Passion for Food: Remembering Chef William

After leaving pro-football due to an injury, William Webster, like so many of us, had ups and downs.  But fortunately for all of us, that tumultuous journey eventually led him to Second Harvest’s Triad Community Kitchen program in YEAR. After completing the TCK program, he became a beloved member of the Second Harvest Food Bank Family and, later, a chef at our Providence Restaurant and Catering. William always demanded that his student “respect the jacket” just as he did. Once in his chef jacket, he was transformed. He became host, artist, showman and all around food cheerleader. The craft...

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