Month: September 2017

School Pantries and Fresh Veggies, Snacks and Backpacks: Solutions for Davidson County

“Bye Trenton! See ya’ Myra!” Liberty Drive Elementary School’s halls are buzzing with excitement as the bell rings and another school day draws to an end. Shaylen Brown’s cheerful voice rings out over the children’s heads as they head towards their buses. A mother of four and a former front office employee, Ms. Brown is a familiar and kind face in these hallways, positioning her perfectly for her new role as Student Support Specialist with Communities in Schools (CIS), an on-the-ground partner agency of Second Harvest. When she ducks into a classroom in the morning to “borrow” a student,...

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Ready, Set: Food Banks Respond to Disaster

The recipe says it makes 1,500 servings and this wasn’t part of the planned curriculum. They have been here since 6 AM. Boiling chicken and pulling the meat off the bone. These four Triad Community Kitchen culinary students are only in their 4th week of the program, but they are getting a crash course in disaster response. Today, students and staff at Second Harvest’s Triad Community Kitchen are preparing ready-to-heat meals in preparation of Hurricane Irma. Salvation Army of Great Winston-Salem, one of our partner programs, is on standby to deploy a response unit to aid families impacted by...

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There’s a Heart in the Center of this Place: Volunteering at Second Harvest

This summer, Valora McRae, a local high school student, came to volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank. Throughout her time volunteering, she started to get to know other volunteers and began to collect their stories. The following is are excerpts from a collection she created featuring our volunteers. We hope you enjoy them! Brian Crane heard about this job from the WXII news station and, having been retired for some time, needed something to do. He never understood golf, a popular activity for retiree’s, and wanted to fill his time with something more. He started at Second Harvest in...

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Second Harvest Food Bank

1. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina might be a huge 120,000 square foot warehouse facility based in Winston-Salem, but our work goes FAR beyond that: We are a network of over 450 on-the-ground partner agencies across 18 North Carolina counties reaching from Boone to Burlington. 2. Second Harvest moves 36 tons of food every day that we source from a wide variety of places: from our outstanding grocery partners to community food drives to The Food Bank Garden. Our work showcases the collective good and generosity of North Carolinians. 3. Second Harvest supports our partner network...

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Hunger Action Month: 3 Ways to Get Involved

This September, and every month, until no one goes hungry… the Second Harvest Food Bank network will lead efforts to meet urgent needs for food assistance and to bring our communities together to find solutions to the causes of hunger. 3 Simple Ways to Get Involved 1. Build Community. Inspire Action. Support the “We Can’t Run On Empty” Campaign We all need healthy food to be able to do our best work. Yet, 1 in 6 people in our community faces hunger. Here’s a simple way to get people thinking and talking about feeding change and feeding community: 1....

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