Updated: Aug 29, 2019
From Florence to Michael, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was, in a word, extreme. Florence made landfall right on the North Carolina coast, initiating days of major flooding throughout the state, and Michael came ashore south of us as the third most intense storm to make landfall in United States history.
Year round, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and our network of over 460 on-the-ground partner programs provide essential nutritional resources to families facing food insecurity. These families, living under the weight of low-wages and poverty, are already at-risk and we see how they are disproportionately impacted when a natural disaster occurs.