After the Storm: Greensboro’s Community Cupboard sees a dramatic increase in need after tornad

A family stands, a mother leaning against the father, holding infant twins in their arms.

Only three months old, the babies are tiny, but anyone who has held a baby for a long time knows that they get heavy. The parents sway in the shade of the building and switch arms.

The family is waiting, along with 361 other households, to enter the large gymnasium of the East Market Street Seventh Day Adventist Church in Greensboro.

It’s been four days since an enormous tornado hit the East Side of Greensboro, leaving a path of destruction that was 33.6 miles long and roughly one-quarter of a mile wide and extending north to Rockingham County, finally coming to an end in the small town of Ruffin.