Month: August 2018

Breakfast and Fellowship

“I’d like to pray for my grandbaby who has been sick with a cold this week.” It is 9 AM on a Saturday and the hot North Carolina sun is already baking the parking lot outside Renaissance Road Church in Jamestown. But inside the renovated warehouse-turned-church, the air conditioning is on and a dozen senior citizens are standing in a circle, some joining hands, some leaning on canes for support, praying. Pastor Paula Bost is tall and lean and has a gentle laugh. The way she leads the prayer circle is comfortable and informal–people laugh and nod and interject...

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Some Tomatoes Would Be Nice: Second Harvest’s Store Donation Program Moves Fresh Food Fast

Gaynelle Williamson is singing while she puts out bunches of cilantro and kale on a long table, seemingly to herself but her song is spilling out through the church. Old folding tables have been placed along each wall of the room and they are being piled high with fresh food: loose beets, bags of carrots, greens, onions, small plastic containers of olives, dinner rolls, a couple melons. More boxes of food are brought in to be unloaded. Loaves of bread, avocados, bags of grapes, squash. A man stands near the door breaking down cardboard to be recycled. The volunteers...

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Ready to Shine: Providence Culinary Training Alumna is Helping Open Our New Restaurant

Great Grandma Ginny’s coconut cake was what you call “small town famous.” Tara Madison remembers her great grandmother’s table being covered with coconuts. Ginny would pour out the milk and scrape the flesh into large bowls. The phone would begin to ring a few weeks before Christmas with people from throughout the county placing orders for the cake. Even back then, Ginny could sell the cakes for $25–a pretty penny for a small Southern town in the 1980’s. Tara remembers her mother answering the phone one time and accidentally giving the wrong price of $35, but the customer still...

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Broccoli and Apple Slices.

Apple slices. Chicken fingers. Broccoli crowns. Peanut butter on a celery stick. This is the lunch being served at one of Second Harvest Food Bank’s summer meals sites today—thanks to you. This past July, our food drive team set out across our 18 county service area to collect food and funds to support our network’s summer meal efforts. With the help of our supporters at WXII 12, they set up in key communities served by our food bank, including Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Kernersville,Winston-Salem and Asheboro—and the generosity of those communities became apparent. Together, we raised over 121 thousand meals for...

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