Are You Looking for Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season?
Whether it is Donating Food, Funds, or Time...You Can Make a Difference.


Give Food

When you choose to host a Fund and/or Food Drive, you help secure the food and resources needed to feed our neighbors in need across 24 counties in North and South Carolina. Download our Shopping List for our most needed items.

Fun Ideas:

  • Offer incentives for people who participate, like a casual dress day, blue jean Friday or free doughnut breakfast.

  • Hold a party or luncheon as part of the drive with the price of admission set at 5 cans of food or a $5 donation. Remember, every $1 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina receives, we can purchase 7 pounds of food.

  • Organize a contest between departments, teams or groups with awards for the group that raises the most food and/or financial contributions. Give prizes like a pizza lunch, a free party, an extra hour for lunch or breakfast with an executive.

  • Get coworkers or businesses to donate prizes for a drawing. Sell tickets or give one ticket for each bag of groceries donated. Hold the drawing at the end of the food drive.

  • Set up coin cans in prominent locations for people to donate spare change.

Click here for more information about hosting a Fund and/or Food Drive!

Give Money

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina works tirelessly to end hunger in 24 counties, 14 in NC and 10 in SC. By donating today, you’ll be helping us distribute nutritious food to over 950 partner agencies. For each $1 donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, we can provide 7 pounds of food and other household products to our neighbors in need.

Click here to donate funds!

Give Time

Volunteers are vital to the success of the Food Bank and to our community in need. If you are looking for a way to give back to our community, meet new people, and participate in a project that feeds hungry children, seniors, families, veterans and pets, then you have found the right place! In 2020-2021, 76,300 volunteers made it possible for the Food Bank to operate. NC Independent Sector for nonprofits calculates volunteer time at $25.98 per hour which equates to more than 6.9 million dollars in savings for the Food Bank.

Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities!



Our Neighbors In Need Are Counting On You

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500-B Spratt Street  •  Charlotte, NC 28206

Phone: (704) 376-1785 • Fax: (704) 342-1601   


Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 56-1352593
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