Each year food banks in Raleigh, Charlotte, and now Fayetteville coordinate individual Sort-A-Rama events to raise awareness of summer hunger. While warmer months may conjure sunny thoughts of beach trips and campfires, the reality for some families can be rumbling bellies. During the summer, thousands of children across North Carolina no longer have access [...]
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Donations to most food banks are largest around the holidays, as families give back to ensure those facing hunger across the area do not miss out on a warm meal during a joyous season. The food donations that have sustained the shelves of the food bank since November are long gone by May, when the [...]
DECEMBER 18, 2018 By Emily McLamb When North Carolina prepared for Hurricane Florence, much was said about how rural areas were still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. The Lumberton community was hit hard by Matthew in 2016. Many families lost homes to flooding as the soil - still wet from rain in weeks prior [...]
NOVEMBER 5, 2018 By Emily McLamb Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina has received assistance from all across the country in response to Hurricane Florence. Following the storm, staff from sister food banks and retailers called to see just how they could lend a hand. That sense of service unites us [...]
Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina has always emphasized the important role that nutrition plays in fighting hunger. It’s not just that people go without -- they go without the healthy foods that matter most. As a proud member of Feeding America, the Food Bank knows that our community needs consistent access [...]
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 By Emily McLamb With seven counties in its service area, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina is on the ground, wheels traveling in all directions. The same areas hit hard during Hurricane Matthew two years ago are severely damaged again - and now with more added to the [...]
Confessions of a Hungry Kid… or How I Realized 15 Years Later That My Mom Was Even More Awesome Than I Thought.Food Bank2016-11-01T19:49:59+00:00
By Scott Marshall | Director of Development at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin I grew up in hunger and didn't even know it. Crazy to think about, right? Who doesn't know if they are hungry? When you have a mom who cares and programs that help, it's surprisingly easy. I grew up with a younger brother in the [...]