Three Ways to Help Kids at Risk of Hunger on Snow Days

School cancellations, especially when they stretch into several days in a row, can force families to choose between paying utility or medical bills and having enough food. That is because in nearly all of the counties that Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North...
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Snow Days Can Mean Hungry Days

Winter in the South can be cold and muddy. So when the snow falls, blanketing the ground and blessing the tree limbs with fresh white, all our our hearts skip a beat. It is simply beautiful. But for many North Carolinian children, snow days mean hungry days. Across...
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New Years Resolution: Reduce Your Food Waste

Soy and corn. Pork and poultry. Sweet potatoes. North Carolina is an agricultural state through and through. In addition to our large and well known commodities, we have an increasingly robust small farm and local foods network. We are in the land of plenty. But in...
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Take the Pledge: Volunteering in the New Year

Volunteers power Second Harvest Food Bank. It’s as simple as that. We could not help provide food and resources to the one in four people in our community who face hunger without the help of volunteers. Take an active role in the fight to end hunger in Northwest North...
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Finding Purpose: TCK Grad Michael Lewis Navigated Against the Odds to Fulfill a Dream

Michael Lewis admits his work ethic was not the strongest when he was a dishwasher. Dishwashing is, you can imagine, a very tedious job. He would call out of work often, and says he nearly lost that position. It just didn’t feel like something he wanted to do. It...
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Feeding the Carolinas, Together.

Across the Carolinas, there are 2.6 million people living in poverty. 2.6 million people. This morning, a convoy of ten tractor trailers filled with produce, meat, dairy and staple goods left Hendrick Motorsports in Charlotte, headed to the 10 regional food banks of...

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5 Ways to Give Back this Holiday

The holidays are busy, busy, busy. Between your parties, family visits, and being stuck in traffic while trying to find the perfect gift, it will be a new year before we know it. In all the hustle and bustle, we know it’s important to you to give back during the...

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Holiday Food Drives

To say they can set up this tent in the dark is not an analogy: it is literally what food bankers Joe Kilar and Michael Berry do with some frequency. Long before many of us are awake, they are unloading boxes, setting up tents, and, at this time of the year, trying to...

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“Hunger is UNACCEPTABLE”

“Unacceptable.” That’s what Joyce Kohfeldt thought to herself when she learned how many children in Northwest North Carolina go hungry. “This is unacceptable,” she told Daisy Rodriguez, Director of Childhood Hunger Programs, when she called Second Harvest Food Bank to...

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