Month: February 2019

Tell USDA to not cut SNAP for hundreds of thousands of Americans

Help stop cuts to food assistance for people who have lost their jobs Second Harvest works hard to feed people across the 18 counties of Northwest North Carolina. We are dedicated to our work and move 37 tons of food daily to help fight hunger. However, with one in seven of our neighbors in Northwest North Carolina facing food insecurity, we strongly support federal programs such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps) that can and do reach so many more people than our efforts can alone. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that...

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From Albermarle to Zebulon: North Carolina Farmers Markets Accept SNAP Benefits.

Freshly picked, in-season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition and that is one of the many reasons why North Carolinians shop at farmers’ markets in our state. To find in-season produce click here. North Carolina farmers’ markets are not only a great source of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy food, they are also a wonderful way to support local farmers and the local economy. Through recent efforts both locally and nationally, more and more farmers’ markets are accepting SNAP benefits (also known as food stamps), increasing food insecure families’ access to nutritious foods while creating...

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Faith & Hunger Series: Bob Richardson, Assistant Pastor of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church

The following is a guest blog post as part of our series on Faith & Hunger by Bob Richardson, Assitant Pastor at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Second Harvest’s Faith & Hunger series is looking at how we as a community should address hunger from a variety of faith perspectives. ************************************************************************************** Hello. My name is Bob Richardson, and while I feel at first compelled to introduce myself as the husband of Susan, SHFB’s Major Gifts Officer, I am also the Assistant Pastor of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is from...

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Feeding Health: Healthy Heart Recipes

Baked Parmesan-Crusted Fish This parmesan-crusted fish is topped with mushrooms, green onions, and garlic. It’s the perfect heart-healthy meal to cook for a loved one. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, non-fat (grated) • 1/3 tablespoon flour, all-purpose (1 teaspoon) • 1 teaspoon thyme sprigs (leaves removed and crushed) • 4 fish fillets (white fish, 6 ounces each) • 1 medium onion(chopped) • 1 cup halved mushroom caps • 1/2 cup green onions (finely sliced) • 1 cloves garlic (crushed) Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cheese, flour and thyme in paper bag. 2. Individually...

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10 Heart Healthy Food Items to Donate

Because many of our partner programs at Second Harvest serve at-risk populations, focusing on the distribution of healthy, fresh food is of vital importance. It is a sad truth that heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. Food insecurity only heightens this risk: individuals with low food security have increased incidents of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Second Harvest works hard to promote healthy, fresh food across our service area, and your donations of healthy, nutritious food can help! Ten Heart Healthy Foods to Donate to a Food Drive: 1. Fatty fish such as canned tuna...

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