For more Information Contact:
Kay Carter, CEO
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
704-375-9639 ext. 16
Smart Chicken Extends Helping Hand in Fight Against Hunger
in the Charlotte Region
(CHARLOTTE, NC) – January 30, 2017 – To honor their commitment to ending hunger in the Charlotte Metrolina Region, Smart Chicken donated 49,602 pounds of much-needed protein to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM). The donation will immediately be used to help serve children and their families at school-based mobile pantries and high-poverty schools, emergency food pantries and other feeding programs that the Food Bank sponsors.
“There are thousands of hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are faced with the harsh realities of hunger,” said Kay Carter CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. “Many people don’t realize the scope of hunger in our community. We are thankful for this donation and others like it, especially during times when food drives and donations start to decrease after the holidays. Smart Chicken has been supporting our hunger-relief efforts for many years now.”
“Giving back to our communities to support hunger relief is core to our business,” said Jeff Glassman, Account Manager for Smart Chicken. “We are pleased to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina again to help feed the hungry.”
In a 2014 study, Hunger in America, SHFBM agency client households reported the top three desired products not currently received are fresh fruits (56%), protein food items like meats (43%) and dairy products (36%). In FY2015-2016, SHFBM distributed 17,517,011 pounds of produce, meat and dairy. These are items that are the most expensive and often the least available to hungry people. They are also the most nutritious.
There are over 524,000 food insecure residents in the 19-county service region that SHFBM serves. The Food Bank provides food to more than 700 partner agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, low- income daycare, homeless shelters and senior programs.
About Smart Chicken
Smart Chicken has a wide range of fresh chicken products. Smart Chicken was the first poultry company in the U.S. to use air-chill technology, and offers products that are both Certified Organic and Certified Humane.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina - serves 19 counties in North and South Carolina. In FY2015-2016, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 50 million pounds of food and household items to almost 650 hunger feeding agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.
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