Month: January 2017

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 was tearing under the weight of the two big cans of collard greens and the bags of dried pinto beans and rice she had put in it. She had repaired the tear by fastening it shut with a rubber band from which she had also hung two...

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Food Bank Volunteers Get Eggs to the Table.

We’re thrilled to lift up cherished members of our Second Harvest community, recently recognized for their exceptional contributions to our mission as recipients of both the 2016 Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards and the President’s Volunteer Service Awards. Since 2009, Catherine Dillon and Polly Tucker, founding members of our “Egg Diva” volunteer brigade, have been a weekly fixture and dynamic duo at our food bank, guiding and training scores of volunteers in the process of inspecting donated eggs. Labor Finders of Winston-Salem also earned justly deserved recognition for their generous contribution of more than 1,200 hours of person...

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