Month: May 2018

Local Kids Need a Boost: Jon Lowder and the PTAA help fight summer hunger

There isn’t much Jon Lowder wouldn’t do to raise awareness about summer hunger and children. At least that is to say he hasn’t turned down a challenge… yet. He has shaved his head: letting the membership of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association take a swipe with clippers until he was bald. He has done an exhausting stair climb; he has run 18 miles around Salem Lake; he has jumped in a pool wearing a tutu. He has made a dance video. “That one was the hardest,” he admits. “I never claimed to have rhythm.” It may all seem a...

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Agency Advisory Council Spotlight: Susan Cox

The following blog post was written by food banker Ashley Bonner, Agency Relations Coordinator for Second Harvest Food Bank.  “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”- Mahatma Gandhi Meet Susan Cox. Susan is the Program Director of One Step Further, Inc — a Second Harvest partner agency located in Guilford County. Susan has client choice pantries located in both Greensboro and High Point, as well as a pantry through Cone Community Health and Wellness Center. Susan lives a life of service. Susan Cox serves as Second Harvest’s Chair of the Agency Relations...

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Make Your Memorial Day Tasty with these Healthy, Low-Cost Recipes

What do you have cooking this Memorial Day Weekend?  The kids are out of school and the weather is looking good. So pack up a picnic or just hangout in the back yard, and enjoy these family-friend, healthy, and low-cost recipes! Bugs on a Log Kids and adults can create their own combinations of the ingredients for a fun and healthy snack activity. Makes 1 serving. Ingredients “Logs” 1 celery stalk (Cut into 3 pieces) apple slices Carrot, raw (Sliced lengthwise and cut into 3 pieces) Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese, low fat (Cream Cheese (spread)) cheese spread, low-fat (with pimiento) “Bugs” 1...

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5 Reasons You Should Run the Empty Bowls 5k Crit this Weekend

Music and beer. Run the course and then enjoy a complimentary beer from Winston-Salem’s newest brewery, Incendiary Brewing Company and stay for the Gears and Guitars 6 PM bands! There will be food trucks and beer tents and everything you need to congratulate yourself after your race. The course. The Empty Bowls 5k is run on the exact same course that the professional cyclists are competing on! Usually you would get in a bunch of trouble for wandering out on the race track, but if you are a part of the run you get to follow the same route...

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“They can’t solve the problem… but we can.”

“What’s the saying? Shoot for the sky and you might hit the ceiling?” Joey Motsey smiles a broad grin and laughs a little; he switches his hands and now, with his left hand, punches the speed bag in front of him while shaking out a cramp in his right. His eyes glance over to a huge digital clock a few feet way: 5 hours and 37 minutes. He returns his focus on the bag. Only 49 hours and some change to go. Joey is attempting to break the Guinness World Record Marathon for hitting a punching bag. His goal...

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