Up & Coming Weekly

August 16, 2022

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10 UCW AUGUST 17 - 23, 2022 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina will be hosting three upcoming drive-thru food distribution events. Two of these events will be held in Cumberland County while the other one is set to take place in Harnett County. e first distribution will be on Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Second Harvest Food Bank located at 406 Deep Creek Road, which is a few minutes from downtown Fayetteville. e second event will be at Alger B. Wilkins High School, 1429 Skibo Road on Aug. 24 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. e final drive-thru food distribution taking place near Fayetteville will be in Spring Lake at the Anderson Creek Community Church, 2085 Ray Road on Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For each of these events, there is a maximum of two households served per vehicle. Anyone belonging to a family can participate and it's first come, first serve. Since 1964, Action Pathway has been part of a national network of community action programs whose promise is to change people's lives, embody the spirit of hope and improve communities. According to the Community Action Partner- ship, an initiative that is a part of the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act, the service areas of Community Action Agencies are independently operated, private human service non-profit organizations. Currently, more than 34 million residents in the United States rely on CAAs to be the primary direct-support agency to keep them on their feet. e Second Harvest Food Bank was founded in 1982 as a program of Action Pathways. is non-profit organization provides food for people at risk of hunger in seven counties. Volunteers and employees serve a network of more than 260 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and programs for children and adults through distribu- tion centers in Bladen, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson and Sampson counties. Currently, the Food Bank secures, stores and distrib- utes more than 16 million pounds of food annually. e food that Second Harvest Food Bank provides for the community is donated by major retailers, local wholesalers and ware- houses, other food banks, as well as through food drives held by individuals, businesses, schools and civic organizations. Addi- tional food, including fresh produce from small, local farms, is purchased for their programs. If available, the Second Harvest Food Bank also hands out dairy prod- ucts like milk and yogurt. e Feeding America network is the "boss" of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Caroli- na. e contracted relationship these two companies share assures both fi- nancial and operational excellence. It also provides accountability through network training, site monitoring and the maintenance of substantial records conformity to established Federal and State safe food handling standards. e Food Bank is consistently look- ing for volunteers who are all about helping others. ey are currently looking for volunteers who can work on weekdays. School groups, offices or families can sign up for a day of giving back. To volunteer and to find out more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina, visit www.hunger- cantwait.org. Second Harvest offers drive-thru food distribution by CHAYENNE BURNS EVENT CHAYENNE BURNS, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Questions about our Readiness Programs? Call (910) 678 - 8351 -ADULT HIGH SCHOOL -ASVAB PREP -ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE -GED® / HISET® -MATH & ENGLISH REVIEW COURSES Enter Your NEW SEASON with FTCC's College & Career Readiness programs! Scan QR CODE for more information Photo courtesy of Pexels

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