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Feeding Community, TOGETHER.

Thousands of Northwest North Carolinians struggle to put adequate food on the table. Despite reports of an improving economy, far too many of our neighbors are being left behind to face choices that no one should have to make. Too often, food becomes the "fall guy" when bills for other basic needs must be paid.

At Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, we are on a mission to eliminate hunger and its causes. Our work begins with ensuring that eveyone can access the nutritious food that they need to fuel their bodies and minds and focus on other important concerns and challenges in their lives.

Providing Food for Today
We serve as an essential resource to a network of on-the-ground, non-profit partners across 18-counties for food, nutrition programs, micro grants and other resources and training to support the health of residents in need and our communities. Last year, our food bank provided more than 25 million meals to seniors, children, families and single parents, to refugees and veterans, to people who had been laid off, to people who are working and to people struggling with health issues and other challenges.

Building a Healthy and Hunger-free Tomorrow
We know that many factors interplay and impact families' ability to access and afford sufficient, healthy food. Poverty, unemployment, low wages, health issues and high costs for other basic needs such as housing and healthcare are all potential challenges to self-reliance, security and stability. At Second Harvest, we are committed to connecting our expertise and resources with others working to build healthy, hunger-free communities.


Feeding Futures - Fueling Young Bodies and Minds for Success

Feeding Futures

We know that no child can learn on an empty stomach and have a chance to reach their full academic potential if they are not properly nourished. Together with our partner programs, local schools and supporters, we provide the nutritious meals that children need to power through their days and stay focused on learning. Our childhood hunger programs are designed to reach children after school, on weekends during the school year and in the summer months. Learn more.


 

 




Feeding Opportunity - Providing Pathways to Opportunity

We know that many people in our community who are unemployed or underemployed are facing challenges that can make it more difficult to move forward in life. They may be in recovery or have a record. Regardless, our Triad Community Kitchen Culinary Training Program (TCK), made possible in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and Forsyth Technical Community College, offers a pathway to gainful employment for community members who are ready for a fresh start. Following an intensive culinary and job skills training experience, TCK graduates are prepared to enter the workforce in the growing food service industry. Selected graduates have the opportunity for extended training through TCK's paid Hospitality Residency Program. Housed at Second Harvest Food Bank's Providence Restaurant and Catering, a unique, non-profit enterprise, this extended training program provides TCK graduates the opportunity to learn about all areas of restaurant and catering operations. All proceeds from Providence Restaurant and Catering provide support for the TCK training program. Learn more.


 


Feeding Health - Connecting Hunger and Health

Feeding Health
We know that good health is tied to good nutrition. We also know that families in food insecure households are more likely to be at higher risks for chronic. diet-related diseases, including diabetes and hypertension. For some, it may be a matter of resources: 84% of people receiving help through our network tell us that they often choose less healthy foods in order to have enough food for the table. For others, it may be a matter of access: They are living in areas where full-service grocers stocked with healthy options are few and far between. At Second Harvest Food Bank, our goal is to do more than simply provide calories. Through focused efforts to provide families with access to more fresh fruits and produce, nutrition education and outreach programs, and partnerships with healthcare settings, we strive to support families and communities in caring for their health.

Our Nutrition Services Programs give families the knowledge and skills to shop for and prepare healthy, affordable meals. Our Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) Outreach work guides potentially eligible residents through the FNS application process to obtain additional resources for their family food budgets.



Feeding Change - Inspiring Action

Food insecurity--lack of access at sufficient, healthy food at all time--and food access are inextricably linked with other challenges facing families and our communities. Every day, we are connecting our work with others, setting the table for the kinds of deeper dialogue and action that is necessary to create a community that is healthy and free from hunger. Learn more about this work here.

There's room at the table! Whether you choose to give food, time or money or to lend your voice to this important work, you will be making a meaningful difference in the life a neighbor and helping to create a stronger, more vibrant community for all.



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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC is a proud member of Feeding America, a collaborative and coordinated network of more than 200 food banks united nationally and operating locally, serving every community in the nation.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3655 Reed Street I Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Phone: 336.784.5770
Fax: 336.784.7369

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