Month: November 2018

“We all need to help each other sometimes.”

Every parent takes pride in putting food on the table and watching their children grow. But it wasn’t long ago that a major heart attack that turned Chuck’s life upside down. Unable to work the long hours he had been putting in as an emergency dispatcher, he and his wife moved back to the small North Carolina town where Chuck grew up, into the house his grandfather had built. He accepted a job for a humbling wage of $7.50 an hour.   With three children, Chuck and his family turned to a local food pantry for help. “It was...

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Be the Reason. 5 Ways Your Family Can Feed Community this Holiday Season.

1. Be the reason a local parent can provide for their family. Every time you eat at Second Harvest’s Providence Restaurant or Providence Kitchen, your meal helps provide culinary education, internships and residencies for local residents furthering their careers. 2. Be the reason our neighbors are remembered at the holiday table. Bring a Second Harvest Food Bank honor card inserts as a thank you to your holiday host this year. 3. Be the reason food and family is centered in our work. Share a healthy, low-cost holiday recipe with us on the Second Harvest Facebook page. 4. Be the...

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Make your gift go twice as far with our #GivingTuesday match!

Tis the season of hot cocoa, days off from school for holidays and…fingers crossed…snow days. We want these days to be good days, fun days. We want them to be days of rest, play and memory making. But for too many children, the holidays mean hunger. Your donation this Giving Tuesday will help fill the plates of children and families through the winter months. Thanks to a $1 for $1 matching gift from Carolina Improvements, your gift will go twice as far. It will feed a child… and her baby brother. A teen… and his little sister. A toddler…...

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Go well, Clyde

Friends, It is with deep sadness that we share that Clyde Fitzgerald, Jr., our former CEO, beloved friend, and passionate advocate for the eradication of hunger in our time, passed away this morning, November 18, 2018. Our Second Harvest Food Bank family, and all who knew him, will miss Clyde more than words can adequately express. We are committed to honoring his legacy through our continuing work to “provide food and hope to those who have too little of both’ (one of our favorite, always heartfelt, quotes from Clyde). Clyde was adamant that “hunger is a human tragedy that...

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We Are Family: Second Harvest sends staff to help with disaster response throughout the Southeast

Hurricanes. From Florence to Michael, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was, in a word, extreme. Florence made landfall right on the North Carolina coast, initiating days of major flooding throughout the state, and Michael came ashore south of us as the third most intense storm to make landfall in United States history. Year round, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and our network of over 460 on-the-ground partner programs provide essential nutritional resources to families facing food insecurity. These families, living under the weight of low-wages and poverty, are already at-risk and we see how they are...

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