Second Harvest Food Bank Of Metrolina Opening Salisbury Location
New location is on Airport Road
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina will host the grand opening of a new branch location in Salisbury on Wednesday morning.
Food Lion donated $1 million dollars toward purchase of the branch. The Cannon Foundation, the Gene Haas Foundation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC have provided funds to assist with the construction of a large freezer onsite.
As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves 24 counties in North and South Carolina, including Rowan and the surrounding counties of Cabarrus and Stanly.
This new branch, located at 385 Airport Road, will allow better accessibility for the 130+ partner agencies that the food bank serves in those counties.
Following brief Grand Opening comments, there will be a large volunteer packing event taking place that will include groups from Food Lion, Novant, Atrium and other companies in the Salisbury area.
In FY2020-2021, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 82 million pounds of food and household items to over 950 hunger feeding agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.
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Second Harvest Food Bank Of Metrolina
Article by Carol Long
Since 1981 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina , a Charlotte based non-profit organization, has been serving and striving through education, advocacy and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food.
Who They Are And What They Do
The organization provides a regional distribution warehouse in Charlotte with branches in NC and SC that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need. They also provide training, technical assistance and hunger education to their partner agencies.
Areas Served and Services Provided
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves 14 counties in NC including Mecklenburg and the counties surrounding Charlotte such as Gaston and Union along with 10 counties in SC including Lancaster and York counties. SHFBM provides food for over 800 partner agencies including soup kitchens like Urban Ministries, emergency pantries like Loaves and Fishes, homeless shelters like Center of Hope, senior programs and low-income daycare centers.
In fiscal year 2020-2021 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 82 million pounds of food and household items throughout their 24 county service region of which more than 48 million pounds were fresh produce, meat and dairy. Approximately 75% of the food they distributed was donated, 4% was purchased and approximately 21% of the food came from government commodities.
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Did You Know
In addition to providing food to over 950 non-profit partner agencies, SHMETROLINA directly serves our hungry neighbors. 13.8% of our service area population, over 512,000 people, live in poverty including over 168,000 children and over 50,000 seniors.
We are so grateful for your interest in hosting a Fund Drive!
Funds are our greatest need and a wonderful way to multiply your giving! We are able to provide 7 pounds of food into the community for every $1 donated! Funds enable us to purchase products by the pallet – securing much-needed items at great pricing and help keep our refrigerated trucks on the road picking up and distributing fresh produce, dairy and meats to our partner agencies.
How to get started
You can collect funds at your location, or use this platform to host an online Fund Drive. The online platform allows donors to pay with debit or credit card and issues a receipt directly to the donor upon completion of the donation.
If you would like to host an online Fund Drive, simply select Join or Start a Team or Start an Individual Fundraiser to begin setting up your page. Once registered, you will have the ability to customize your fundraising page and share it via email and social media with the simple click of a button.
If you have any questions, please contact our Food & Fund Drive Coordinator, Celia Farmer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-805-1750.
We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to working with you soon!
What We Do
The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is twofold first, to feed hungry people by soliciting and distributing food and other household products through partner agencies and second, to educate people in the community about the nature of and solutions to the problems of hunger. In 2019-2020 Second Harvest provided over 80 million pounds of food and grocery items through a network of over 800 non-profit partner agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, veterans services agencies, and animal shelters. We are changing the world by providing healthy, nutritious food for people who would otherwise go hungry.
IMPACT OF COVID-19 – SPECIFIC NEEDS:
HOW YOU CAN HELP VOLUNTEER:
Our volunteers are instrumental to food distribution in our 24-county service region. Our 800+ agency partners rely on us to be sure that the children, seniors, families, veterans, and pets that they serve have access to healthy foods. As a safety precaution, we are asking volunteers and staff to stay at home if they experience any symptoms of illness, or if they have traveled to high-risk locations within the last 30 days.
At this time, volunteer sessions are planned to run as scheduled, however, due to many company policies during the virus outbreak, quite a few of regular groups have had to cancel their shifts. We are in desperate need of volunteers to help fill those shifts. The Food Bank is taking every safety precaution for our volunteers and staff including:
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