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Beta Club Processes Donated Food at Second Harvest Food Bank

On Saturday, January 5th, 2019,  members of the Sun Valley High School Beta Club processed donated grocery items for hundreds of needy families in our area at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte, NC. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves a total of 19 counties; 14 of those counties are in North Carolina including Anson, Burke, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, and Union. The food bank serves 5 counties in South Carolina including Cherokee, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union, and York.

Second Harvest provides a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need. It provides training, technical assistance, and hunger education to its partner agencies. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. The food bank also works to educate people in the community about the nature of and solutions to the problem of hunger. Second Harvest supplies food throughout a 19 county region of North and South Carolina through a network of over 700 emergency pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and programs for low-income children and seniors.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina was founded in 1981 as a project of the Charlotte Area Fund.  The organization became autonomous in January 1983 and was originally incorporated as Metrolina Food Bank. Within 15 months, the Food Bank was able to qualify for membership in Feeding America, the national food bank network. Feeding America is recognized as the nation’s largest hunger relief organization and is comprised of more than 200 food banks and food rescue programs across the United States.