Month: November 2018

‘Tis the Season: Second Harvest and WXII 12 Team Up for Holiday Food Drives

Once again, Second Harvest is teaming up with our wonderful supporters at WXII 12 News’ for our annual Holiday Food Drive. Cash and food donations collected during the drive will help to provide essential meals for seniors, children, veterans, families and anyone who is facing hunger during the holidays. “Our WXII Holiday Drives are a wonderful way to get involved and support Second Harvest,” says Joe Kilar, Food Drive Manager at the food bank. “They allow neighbors to help each other.” “These drives help families provide full, nutritious meals and celebrate the holidays together,” continues Joe. “By helping provide...

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Providence Kitchen Joins the Downtown Culinary Scene

Ben Barrett unforgettably huge smile is greeting customers at the register of Second Harvest Food Bank’s Providence Kitchen— the organization’s latest dining-for-a-cause social enterprise now open in downtown Winston-Salem. It wasn’t long ago that Ben was a student at Providence Culinary Training (PCT), a 13-week culinary program located in the food bank and designed to launch local residents from culinary jobs into culinary careers. Ben is among the over 700 graduates of that program who are now working in the local restaurant industry for family-supporting wages. In fact, everyone on the staff of Providence Kitchen is a PCT alumnus....

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