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Get Involved

give time. give funds.
give food. give voice.

Help us connect people to the help they deserve.

We can turn every $10 into up to 70 meals.

Our online donations are processed through QGiv and are 100% tax-deductible (Tax ID Number: 58-1457912) You may also donate by check.

View our financial records here.

Ways to Give

Every day, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC works to build food-secure, healthy communities alongside 515+ partner food assistance programs serving 18 Northwest North Carolina counties. When you become a Meal Maker, you entrust Second Harvest to direct your gifts to where they are needed most. 

Honor & Memorial

Honor someone you know by celebrating their kind heart with a gift to Second Harvest in their honor.  


Gifts of Stock

Charitable IRA Rollovers

Increase your gift to Second Harvest and your tax deduction.


Donate Your Vehicle

Turn that car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer, or airplane into meals for families in need! It's never been easier to do more good.

Planned Giving

Help us grow our work into the future.


For  40 years, Second Harvest has been Northwest North Carolina's leader in feeding community. 


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On your own or with a group, your time makes a difference. 


Second Harvest has volunteer opportunities nearly every day.

 Whether you are helping us sort food or building large pallets of dry goods, or helping out in our gardens or offices, your time helps to set the table for local families.

New to volunteering with us?

We look forward to our time together! Don't forget to complete a volunteer information form. your application. before volunteering at Second Harvest. Second Harvest is committed to privacy. We do not distribute or sell your information to third parties.

Have questions? Email us.

Host a Food Drive

Host a Food Drive

Hundreds of schools, churches, civic groups, neighborhoods, individuals, and fellow non-profits host food drives for us every year.


Virtual Food Drive

No food drive boxes. No food drive trucks. Just click to select    items to donate in our Virtual Food Drive Store or register your drive and invite others to join you in feeding community!

Best Foods

to Donate

What you donate matters. Help us collect the healthiest and most needed items for families in need. 


Where to Drop Off Donations

Find a location near you to make dropping off your food donations for Second Harvest Food Bank simple and convenient.

Host a Fundraiser

From walk-a-thons to concerts to community days, we are grateful to our supporters who raise funds for Second Harvest throughout the year.  

every bit matters

Big or small. Every food drive and every fund drive puts nutritious food onto tables across

Northwest North Carolina. 


Raise your voice for healthy, hunger-free communities. 



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Learn & Share

Learn about the issues, help inform others, and grow our community of support. 


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Build Community and Give Back

Have fun while you support your community!
Second Harvest Food Bank and our community supporters

have always got something cooking!

Signature events listed below.


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Stay Tuned!

Dine With Us

Second Harvest Food Bank's innovative Providence Culinary Training & Hospitality residency programs are building lasting solutions to end hunger and poverty.

Our work provides culinary, hospitality, and life skills training and opportunities to gain résumé building work experience that is changing lives one receipe at a time.

Second Harvest Food Bank's Providence Culinary Training & Hospitality residency program supports not-for-profit enterprises including:

  • Full-service Catering & Events Management

  • A four-star Boutique Inn & Restaurant

  • A fast-casual Grill

Our non-profit Providence enterprises mean that you can enjoy exceptional service and support our work any day of the week.

Together, we're feeding neighbors in need. 

Providence Community Meals produces ready-to-heat meals for Second Harvest's partner agency network as a supplement to the fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen meats, staple food items, and other essential grocery items provided by Second Harvest. Community Meals also operates Meals-on-Wheels programs for select counties in our service area.

partner with us

No one person or one organization alone can address hunger and its root causes. But together, we can.


Businesses & Organizations

Does your company or organization want to hold an event to support our work? How about a volunteer day? What's your big idea? 

Community Partners

Is there a need for healthy food in your community? Does your non-profit, school, or faith group want to serve others? Learn how to become part of the Second Harvest Partner Network.

Food Industry Donors

Are you a food grower? A packer, retailer, or manufacturer? Our partnerships with the food industry help us stock shelves from Boone to Burlington!

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get in touch

 3330 Shorefair Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 

Tel: 336-784-5770
Fax: 336.784.7369

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