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Our Impact


Our Impact
Feeding Community Since 1982
Stories of our work

Stories of Our Work 

Feeding people, preventing waste

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.” Second Harvest Food Bank’s food sourcing operations have expanded beyond food recovery, though we continue to partner with retail grocers, farmers, food manufacturers, processors, and others to prevent good food from going to waste by instead distributing it to local, food assistance programs. 

Moving food

Every day, we move between 35 and 40 tons of food through our warehouses and out to our network of nearly 500 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

Every day, Second Harvest works to address the critical connections between hunger and health, with a focus on alleviating childhood hunger, providing impactful nutrition education, workforce development, advocating for policies that strengthen families, and collaborating with healthcare partners, local food system advocates, and others to build locally relevant solutions to hunger and poverty. 

We are a proud member of Feeding America and Feeding the Carolinas. 

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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.

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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.





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 3330 Shorefair Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 

Tel: 336-784-5770
Fax: 336.784.7369

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