Summer Meals Matter: WXII News 12 Summer Food Drives

Second Harvest has teamed up again this summer with WXII News 12 to help fill the summer meal gap! When kids are out of school for summer, they can't access the essential nutrients that they get from school meals and many kids-- too many kids-- are at risk of hunger....
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For too many children, when school ends, lunches end.

School is out for summer! But for too many children, when school ends, lunches end. Across the 18 counties that Second Harvest Food Bank serves, more than half of all school-age children -qualify to receive free or reduced priced meals at school. School lunches, and...
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Eric Aft: Supporting Access to Healthy Food Can Help Our Children

Last week, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina held a town hall with WXII News 12 about Hunger and Health. At the town hall, I was able to listen closely to local residents, community organizers, and health care professionals as they keenly...
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Healthy Recipe: Skillet Stew

Every day, Second Harvest’s Nutrition Services team heads out across the 18 counties that we serve, teaching cooking classes, nutrition classes, and sharing recipes. We know that hunger is a serious health issue in the communities we serve not just because of a lack...
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Summer Meals Matter: What does it look like at a Second Harvest Summer Meal Site?

As summer break quickly approaches, Second Harvest is revisiting some of the stories we have told from our summer meal sites across Northwest North Carolina. This one is located in Guilford County. “Milk!” Leonard Community Recreation Center Director Linda Marsh calls...
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Feeding Health: Why Fresh Food Matters

Malea, Randolph County Living on a fixed income is never easy. Malea receives just $890 a month. “In June, my medications came to be $700. Now, once things with Medicaid get cleared up it should be less, but medicine will still be one of my biggest expenses,” she...

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Partnership and Produce

Mebane, North Carolina 6,325 miles. That’s how many miles Second Harvest’s dedicated team puts on their trucks every week, picking up food from 49 grocery stores and 3 distribution centers that might otherwise be thrown away. Today, Robert Branch is wearing his food...

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