Take Action: Protect families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Last Friday, the NC Senate approved the state’s budget bill. Part of that bill includes plans to cut 133,000 people—51,000 of whom are children – from Food and Nutrition Services. Second Harvest Food Bank sees, every day, the important, stabilizing impact that FNS has...
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How do the proposed budget cuts impact your county?

The numbers are in and it might be someone you know. We know that the NC Senate Budget includes cuts to FNS for families that are currently Categorically Eligible for this assistance, and we know that hurts working families, children, seniors and people with...
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Giving Back: Can the Man Van

It was last summer when Jay Callahan came home with his new ride: a used Volkswagan Routan. He strapped car seats into it and looked at it in his drive way. It wasn’t very cool—after all, it was a white minivan. “I’m a man with a van,” he thought to himself. “I guess...
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“To be present and flexible for your kids, you have to have something solid underneath you.”

“Watch your fingers!” Jennifer repositions her seven-year-old daughter’s hand on the knife. Sophia is cutting strawberries. She is small for her age and a chair is pulled up backwards to the counter for her to stand on. Jennifer pulls Sophia’s hair back from her face...
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10 Things You Should Know about Food Waste and 10 Ways You Can Help

Feeding America released its 2017 Map the Meal Gap figures yesterday, revealing that 1 in 6 people in Northwest North Carolina continues to struggle to afford sufficient food to live a healthy active life, while 1 in 4 children lives in a household that struggles to...
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The Humble Work of Listening

What difficult choices are families in Winston-Salem having to make? People are clustered in small groups around large tables, shoulders and heads pitched forward, thoughtfully listening. Food Bankers, students, non profit workers, foundation directors, and neighbors...

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Need Inspiration? Meet Dustin.

29 year old Dustin Freeman is always two steps ahead of his caregiver, LaShay Surratt, when he comes in to Second Harvest Food Bank to volunteer. He greets the Food Bank staff with a huge smile, a big “Hey!” and is ready to work. Many members of the Food Bank family...

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