“It’s People Just Like Me.” SNAP makes the difference for local families.

Jenny Hudson’s house is a tidy ranch on a cul-de-sac. Wildflowers and hostas edge the walkway, and the car in the driveway has one sticker on its bumper: Meals On Wheels. “He is just so sweet. Sweet as can be.” Jenny has a way of saying things twice for emphasis, to...
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Second Harvest Food Bank: 36 Years of Feeding Community

133 billion pounds of food is wasted every year, yet 42 million Americans do not get enough nutritious food to eat to lead healthy, productive lives. It was those contrasting realities that led to an innovation that we now call “food banking”—non-profit regional hubs...
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We Love Our Volunteers: Second Harvest 2018 Volunteer Awards

Every year, we gather for an evening to celebrate our volunteers who give so much to us, so frequently. Second Harvest volunteers engage with our mission in a variety of ways, but the focal point of our volunteers is to make sure that the food we are rescuing or...
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It’s Important to Be Here: Yokefellow Ministry occupies space that once had a grocery store.

Statesville, North Carolina The walls in the waiting area at Yokefellow Ministry are covered with flyers. Flyers about upcoming changes in Medicaid, a medical hotline, a list of SNAP sign-up dates, a flyer answering questions about foreclosure. A young mother bounces...
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Steve: The Face of Hunger

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC is in the midst of a major project: onboarding all of our partner agencies to a new data tracking system called Service Insights. Through this process, we are able to collect more information about the lives of those we serve...
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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...

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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...

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