Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina has always prioritized the health and safety of our community, volunteers and staff. Food safety has been a number one goal of the Food Bank’s since we started in 1981. We are taking extra safety and cleanliness precautions in all of our facilities as our country struggles to best manage the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Food Bank is working with our over 800 partner agencies in 24 counties, including our local school systems, to assess how we can best be of service at this time. We are working to support several groups through our efforts including families of children whose school meals will be missing during times of school closures, seniors who are being asked to remain safely at home, and individuals being affected by business closures and cancellations. In many cases these are hourly workers and any reduction in hours causes a tremendous burden
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The greatest need currently is for funds to purchase healthy shelf stable items for food boxes. These boxes will help feed families whose children are missing school meals, seniors being asked to stay safely in their homes, those in need of food who are quarantined, and employees in our community being impacted by decreases in work hours.