Second Harvest needs volunteers to help hunger relief effort

Second Harvest needs volunteers to help hunger relief effort

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina has seen a spike in requests for food assistance.

In March, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina initiated social distancing guidelines which meant it had to reduce its volunteer numbers significantly – which also impacted the amount of relief boxes that we were able to pack at its warehouse location on Spratt St.  

The boxes will help feed families whose children are missing school meals, seniors being asked to stay safely in their homes, those in need of food who are quarantined and employees in our community being impacted by decreases in work hours.

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Second Harvest reached out to its partners at the Charlotte Convention Center and were invited to utilize one of their large halls to create another opportunity for packing and volunteers. 

The National Guard has been on-site, along with other volunteers, to assist, but the guard had to move to other locations to lend helping hands.

Right now, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina has a great need for volunteers at the Charlotte Convention Center packing location.  

Here is additional information about the volunteer opportunity. 

  • Parking at NASCAR Hall of Fame Parking will be validated for volunteers.
  • Second Harvest is allowing those aged 15 or 16 years with an adult to volunteer.
  • Social distancing and masks are mandatory.

If you have an inspiring story to share, email Kevin Campbell, public affairs manager at WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV/Telemundo Charlotte, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com.