A healthy, hunger-free Northwest
To provide food assistance through a network of partners, while educating and engaging our communities in the elimination of hunger
and its causes.
Feeding Community Since 1982
We believe that addressing hunger and its roots causes is a responsibility shared by the public and private sectors and concerned individuals to ensure the health, vitality, and well-being of our communities and nation.
We believe that building a vibrant, resilient and thriving community requires that we challenge ourselves and others to deeper levels of conversation and action.
We believe that everyone has gifts to share toward ending hunger and its root causes: our time, our talents, food and/or financial resources.
We believe that EVERYONE DESERVES TO EAT.
Feed People, Not Landfills
America has more than enough food to feed everyone. But our abundance is accompanied by tremendous waste. By some estimates, nearly half of the food grown, processed, and transported in the U.S. goes to waste, as millions of Americans struggle to put food on the table.
It was these contrasting realities that led to the innovation of “food banking.” Working with retail grocers, farmers, food manufacturers, processors, and others, Second Harvest Food Bank’s food recovery operations prevent good food from going to waste by instead distributing it to local, food assistance programs.
Every day, we move 37 tons of food through our warehouses and out to our network of 460+ partner programs, many of which rely on Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina for the majority of the food they provide. Together, with people like you, we work to make sure that any resident who needs help to feed themselves or their family can access the healthy food they need to live healthy, productive lives.
More Than Food
Supporting access to healthy food for all residents is vitally important to individual and community health, as is our work to address the root causes of food insecurity and poverty. Our work beyond providing food for today includes a nationally-recognized culinary training program, nutrition education, advocating for policies that strengthen families, and convening and collaborating with others to build locally relevant solutions to hunger and poverty.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC is committed to operating with transparency and to sharing the meaningful impact of our work with our supporters and the public.
2019 Impact Report
2019 Auditor's Report [PDF]
SUPPORT OUR WORK
When you get involved at Second Harvest...
Children have the fuel they need to grow, stay focused in school, and succeed.
Seniors are not left to choose between food, necessary medications, or their other most basic needs.
Working parents have the necessary energy to be focused and productive on the job and present for their children.
Unemployed and underemployed moms and dads and others in our community have the chance to learn new skills for a career in the foodservice industry.
JOIN OUR TEAM
At Second Harvest Food Bank, we're passionate about feeding community, improving lives, and working to make our communities healthy and hunger-free.
We are a dedicated and diverse team working together to address hunger and its root causes across an18-county service area. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including medical, short-term disability and life insurance, a 401-k plan, and a family-friendly work environment.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, lay off, and termination, on any protected status including race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetics, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity), citizenship, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.