On the road again... Robert Branch is wearing his Second Harvest Food Bank cap and driving his truck east on
I-40, classic rock playing quietly on the radio as he rolls along. His destination is the Walmart Distribution Center in Mebane, a massive 450,000-square-foot center that distributes perishable food to more than 55 Walmart stores in North Carolina and Virginia. “It’s basically the biggest refrigerator you will ever see,” says Branch. Once there, Branch skillfully back
"Our work is centered on the needs of community members, as defined and prioritized by those community members," explains Marty Roberts, Executive Director of Lot 2540, one of Second Harvest’s dedicated partners serving communities across Rockingham County. Our focus, and that of all of our coalition partners, is building healthier, stronger communities. Food is a starting point.” Lot 2540’s Mobile Market program began in 2016, with support from The Kate B. Reynolds Foundati
"Food for 15,000? No problem!"
That’s what students from Providence Culinary Training will be saying after they have successfully completed the 13-week culinary school nestled in the back of Second Harvest Food Bank’s main warehouse facility. That’s because in addition to the weeks of knife skills, nutrition education, and learning how to make a perfect mirepoix, students will, at some point, help out in the Providence Community Meals program as part of their training.
As the heightened need for food assistance brought on by the pandemic continues, Second Harvest Food Bank and our dedicated on-the-ground partner agencies are working hard to ensure all neighbors can access the healthy food they need. We cannot do this important work alone. We need people like you to keep doing all that you are able to do to support the important work of feeding our community. We also continue to rely on our strong partners, including Walmart and Sam's Club,
“I have this little bug called lung cancer,” Jim explains. “It’s been rough.” His “bug” doesn’t stop him, however. Even when he doesn’t feel well, he tries every day to make it up to the veteran’s center to volunteer. A Navy veteran with years under his belt at sea, Jim isn’t used to staying still. Today is his first day using the food pantry, however. He has known about it a long time, volunteered right next to it, probably suggested to other veterans like himself that they
Over the holidays my wife asked me if I’d be making any New Year’s resolutions. While I think she knew my standard answer (‘No, I don’t make resolutions’), I clarified a little more and told her that I do have goals, but no resolutions. For me, the distinction is simple – goals combine both possibilities and capabilities. Goals build on past accomplishments while also forging new trails off existing paths. For Second Harvest Food Bank, because of you, our 2018 accomplishment