Good Neighbors: Food Lion Feeds Lifts Our Network

It’s the type of community where you might well be told to “Turn by the oak tree up by the old Harris’ farm” by way of directions. Shady Grove United Methodist Church is surrounded by small residential neighborhoods and farm fields. And every 2nd Monday of the month, Shady Grove’s pastor and volunteers open the doors to the Shady Grove UMC Food Pantry and welcome their community in.

Second Harvest works with and provides food to over 470 partner programs, many of which are just like Caswell County’s Shady Grove United Methodist Church: small, volunteer-run and grassroots operations. They are small, but making a big impact in their local community.

While Second Harvest’s core program provides approximately 65% of the food distributed by our partners, we are also invested in growing their capacity and helping our partners do the important work they do. After all, we rely on them for the food we rescue to make its way out into all the rural and urban communities of Northwest North Carolina that need it.

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