Beta Club Volunteers at the Second Harvest Food Bank
On Saturday, November 16, 2019, members of the Sun Valley High School Beta Club volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s Harvest Feast Marathon at Stonecrest Shopping Center in Charlotte. This outside event collects donations during the two weeks before Thanksgiving each year. In 2017, the Harvest Feast generated donations for over 100,000 pounds of food for needy families in our area. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is hopeful that this year’s drive will bring in much needed holiday food items along with funds which they will be used to purchase 7 pounds of food for every $1 donated. This will help SHFBM supply holiday food to over 700 agencies that they serve in 14 counties in North Carolina and 5 counties in South Carolina. With over 527,000 people in our 19 county region living at or below the poverty level and 188,000 of those being children and 41,000 seniors, the holiday season is the perfect time to share our resources with those less fortunate.