Month: April 2018

After the Storm: Greensboro’s Community Cupboard sees a dramatic increase in need after tornado

A family stands, a mother leaning against the father, holding infant twins in their arms. Only three months old, the babies are tiny, but anyone who has held a baby for a long time knows that they get heavy. The parents sway in the shade of the building and switch arms. The family is waiting, along with 361 other households, to enter the large gymnasium of the East Market Street Seventh Day Adventist Church in Greensboro. It’s been four days since an enormous tornado hit the East Side of Greensboro, leaving a path of destruction that was 33.6 miles...

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Second Harvest Food Bank: Tornado Response

To our partners, supporters and friends, On Sunday evening, terrible storms struck communities served by Second Harvest Food Bank and our partner network. The destruction and damage in these communities is vast. Schools have been closed, homes have made uninhabitable or even destroyed, and entire neighborhoods are without electricity. Many of the communities hit were already struggling economically. As are all who are watching the daily reports, Second Harvest is deeply concerned about the well-being our neighbors and impacted communities. We want to help and we are doing so in a coordinated way, working with EMS, America Red Cross,...

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5 Reasons Why the Empty Bowls Dinner is a Perfect Girls Night Out

You don’t need an excuse for a girl’s night out, but a great cause and a great time at Empty Bowls 2018 gives you one anyway. Here are five reasons you should gather together your best gals and join us Tuesday, April 18th in downtown Winston-Salem! 1. You can go early… or late. Second Harvest introduced the Empty Bowls Dinner in addition to the traditional luncheon because your schedule is, well, busy. Starting at 4 PM and serving until 7:30, you can grab the girls and come when works for you. 2. You can wear your dancing shoes… on...

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April is National Volunteer Month

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve,” said Martin Luther King. At Second Harvest, we get to spend time with some pretty great people… thousands of them, in fact. They are our volunteers. They sort food, inspect eggs, assist with food drives, pack boxes, and give tirelessly and kindly to support our mission. April is National Volunteer Month and it is a great reminder that much of the work that makes our communities stronger and better happens because of people who give their time to make it so. Volunteers makes Second Harvest tick. April is also a special...

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Tireless and Dedicated: Food Bank volunteers Gwen and Warren get things done.

Tammy DeCicco, Second Harvest’s Volunteer Coordinator, wrote this story and nomination of two incredible volunteers, Gwen Blane and Warren Kelly, for the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. Read on to learn more about Gwen and Warren and why we feel you should vote for them this year. Warren Kelly began volunteering for Second Harvest Food Bank in March of 2013 and was soon joined by his caregiver, Gwenetta Blane, in 2014. Warren and Gwen reliably and religiously come to the food bank every week like clockwork. However, they are also flexible and generous with their time by their willingness...

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