Second Harvest Food Financial institution to expand and build new facility

In the final 12 months the food lender distributed 50 million lbs of food to neighbors in need to have.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — What do you do with a daily life-sized spoon? You crack floor with it! 2nd Harvest Food items Financial institution of Northwest NC spooned and shoveled filth at their new locale in Whitaker Park, which is the former RJ Reynolds production campus.

As the food items lender gets ready to celebrate 40 decades of servicing family members in 18 counties from Boone to Burlington, the group is hunting towards placing all the transferring parts beneath a person roof in a new hub facility by this time up coming yr. 

“Our present properties are in many locations, this puts us all below just one roof and will make us additional economical and it puts all our refrigerated storage in a person put which usually means much more refreshing food to people in will need,” mentioned Eric Aft, CEO of Next Harvest Meals Lender.

The need has been great, specially around the previous 12 months of COVID. In that last calendar year, 50 million lbs of foodstuff was distributed. For context, the food items bank was distributing just 9 million kilos of food items in 2009.

“It really is inspiring and humbling to see all of this come together and it is likely to be fantastic for our workforce and the thousands of volunteers who make this work just about every working day,” stated Aft. 

The 139,192 sq. foot headquarters facility will involve warehouse house, task teaching, and educational expert services for Providence Culinary Training. 

The funds marketing campaign for fundraising, Hunger for Alter surpassed its initial $10 million purpose and how has $275,000 to attain the $13 million extend intention.

WFMY Information 2 IS PARTNERING WITH THE Next HARVEST Food items Financial institution: TANYA’S 2 WISHES 

WFMY Information 2’s Tanya Rivera turns 50 in July! That’s a milestone birthday so she gets to make 2 needs! She’s not keeping all those needs a solution, and she demands you to assistance make those needs appear accurate.

The target is to acquire adequate food to feed 50,000 people today. We can attain that aim with both of those foods and financial donations. You can deliver a donation out to the Harris Teeter at Greensboro’s Welcoming Searching Center from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20. You can also donate money on the net by clicking below!

In get to grant her second wish of spreading joy, any person who arrives out to the celebration that working day, regardless of whether they donate food stuff or not, will be capable to spin the WFMY News 2 wheel and stroll absent with a prize!* (*Prizes readily available whilst materials past)

Firms contributing prizes (in alphabetical order):

  • All Animals Considered
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Burlington Sock Puppets
  • Carolina Disco Turkeys
  • Carolina Theatre
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Cheesecakes by Alex
  • Chick Fil A
  • Dame’s Hen and Waffles
  • Extra fat Tuesday
  • Greensboro Grasshoppers
  • Harris Teeter
  • International Civil Rights Center and Museum
  • Pelicans SnoBalls
  • Regal Cinemas
  • Scoop Zone
  • 2nd Harvest Food Bank
  • Sephora
  • Shoe Industry
  • Something Barowed
  • WFMY Information 2

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