Month: September 2018

5 Things You Can Do Before Lunch for Hunger Action Month

1. Create Empathy. Help others around you think about hunger in our communities. Join Second Harvest’s Hunger Action Month Social Campaign by posting a picture on Facebook or Instagram and tagging us. Learn more about this campaign here. 2. Get Involved. Choose a day and invite your friends to join you volunteering at Second Harvest. Learn more about volunteering here. 3. Give us your vote. Support our work by voting for Second Harvest in the Winston-Salem Readers Choice Awards here. 4. Advocate for others. Set a reminder in your phone about the National Farm Bill Call In Day this...

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Prepared: Food Safety and Power Outages

If you have ever volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank, you know that food safety is a major part of our work. There are important ways that you can protect your food at home in the event of an emergency. As Hurricane Florence will undoubtedly impact our state our state later this week, we have compiled a few easy tips and rules that you can use in your home (adapted from the Federal Drug Administration Food Safety Guidelines). Click here to learn more about Second Harvest and our disasters response. Before Power Outage Emergency: 1. If you can, put...

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Take Action: Support a Strong Farm Bill

Currently, Congress is considering the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) as they look to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill. The decisions they make during this process will directly impact how the 1 in 7 people in Northwest North Carolina, including seniors, veterans, and children who experience hunger, will be able to put food on the table. No piece of legislation is more important to Second Harvest Food Bank and North Carolina families trying to make ends meet. The Farm Bill must keep critical programs...

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We Can’t Run On Empty: Hunger Action Month

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 7 people in our community faces hunger. Here’s a simple way to get people thinking and talking about feeding change and feeding community: Grab a Plate Complete the following sentence with a dry erase marker on a plate: “On an empty stomach, I can’t _____________. Take a picture Post it to social media with a statement about something you CAN do to help end hunger. Tag Second Harvest Food Bank Use...

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Hunger Action Month: Get the Kids Involved!

September is Hunger Action Month! While we know all too well that hunger is a reality that impacts families year round, every September we take the time lift our voices and speak out against hunger in our communities. And because hunger impacts so many kids here in Northwest North Carolina– and because those kids might be in our neighborhoods and our children’s schools– we think that it’s particularly important that we help our children find their voice and become engaged. Here are some ways you and your family can take action this Hunger Action Month: Volunteer as a family....

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