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COMMUNITY FOOD RESCUE - OUR GO GREEN PROGRAM

Every day in America, enough food is thrown away to feed every hungry person in the country.
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KIDS CAFE

This is our childhood hunger initiative. SHFBM partners with agencies that already serve children at risk of hunger to help provide nutritious meals and snacks at their sites. We currently operate 44 of these sites in 12 different counties and serve tens of thousands of children who might otherwise go hungry. Our goal is to have sites in all 19 counties within 5 years.
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KIDS CAFE BACKPACK PROGRAM

The Backpack Program provides a backpack full of nutritious, ready to eat or easy to prepare foods is sent home on weekends and holidays when school and Kids Cafe meals are not available.
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MOBILE PANTRY

This program is designed to deliver food to rural areas of our service region where poverty rates tend to be higher. Specially equipped trucks deliver 5,000 – 10,000 pounds of food per trip. Mobile pantry deliveries occur year-roundr with over 357 pantries held annually. In fiscal year 2012-2013, we delivered almost 3 million pounds of food and served over 250,000 individuals through this program.
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SECOND HELPING

This program provides supplemental boxes of nutritious foods to homebound elderly in Cabarrus, Lancaster, Lincoln, Montgomery, Union (NC), Union (SC) , Stanly and York counties on a monthly basis.
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FIVE-A-DAY

This program provides calcium rich foods and nutritional information to children and seniors at risk of hunger in Cabarrus, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Stanly, Rowan, and Union counties.
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HUNGER EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY

One of the most important jobs of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is to educate our service region about the causes of and solutions to the problem of hunger.
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APPLIANCE PROGRAM

To increase the ability of our partner agencies to provide more nutritional foods, refrigerators and freezers are needed. To support this cause, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina has provided $75,000 in appliance grants to dozens of partner agencies in the past two years.
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AGENCY SERVICES

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina provides food and technical resources for almost 650 partner agencies in a 19 county region of North and South Carolina.
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BRANCH NETWORK

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributes food from five locations. The main warehouse in Charlotte has 23,000 square feet of dry storage; 1220 square feet of refrigerator storage and 2350 square feet of freezer storage.
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JUNIOR CHEFS

Junior Chefs is a youth leadership development program that brings together Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina staff, partner agencies, nutrition experts, culinary professionals and other community resources to offer young would-be cooks hands-on experience.
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DISASTER RELIEF

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is on call to respond to national disasters by collecting food and funds for relief efforts in affected areas.
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THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TEFAP)

Through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is the distributor of USDA products to those in need in ten counties in North Carolina – Anson, Burke, Catawba, Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rutherford and Stanly and five counties in South Carolina – Cherokee, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York.
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