Approximately 527,000 people in Second Harvest Food Bank's 19 county region live at or below the poverty level.
Over 42% of the people at risk of hunger in our region are children and seniors.
I'm honored to serve as the Philanthropy Chair for the Alpha Gamma Delta Charlotte Alumnae Chapter. This weekend, we volunteered at Second Harvest of Metrolina, a Feeding America partner. We got a short and sweet training from Anthony, and then we started our assignment for the day - sorting through food and non-food donations in the warehouse.
Alpha Gamma Delta's philanthropic focus is fighting hunger. We know that food insecurity is a huge problem all around North America and we want to be a part of the solution. Our members get involved with this cause by connecting to their local community partners to volunteer their time to fight against hunger. As a sisterhood, we have the opportunity to work together to make a greater impact.
As part of our support, our philanthropic campaign is called “Full Plates. Hearts. Minds.” We know that hunger is more than not having enough to eat. It impacts behavior, well-being, your ability to focus and much more. When a person is well fed, they are happier and they are able to learn more and focus on work or school. By fighting hunger with these things in mind, we are able to make an impact on not only providing food for those in need, but filling their hearts and minds as well.
We got a short and sweet training from Anthony, and then we started our assignment for the day - sorting through food and non-food donations in the warehouse. We were on the lookout for things like open packaging, dented cans and recalled products. We quickly worked through several pallets of donations, sorting the donations, and discarding items that were unusable due to possible contamination or expired dates. Our two hour shift flew by and before we knew it, it was time to clean up and head home.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina has a HUGE need for volunteers. Click here to learn more about volunteering at Second Harvest. There are several shifts available to fit your schedule, like two hour shift on Saturday mornings or a two hour shift on Saturday afternoon!