Fighting Florence, One Mobile Pantry at a Time

DSC02678.JPG With seven counties in its service area, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina is on the ground, wheels traveling in all directions. The same areas hit hard during Hurricane Matthew two years ago are severely damaged again - and now with more added to the list.


Seeds to Tables: Community Education Garden in Bloom

DSC_1830.JPGThe Community Education Garden emphasizes the importance of learning about health and nutrition to combat food insecurity. Two of Action Pathways’ four focus areas, education and hunger are central pieces of the everyday struggles that many low-income families face. By creating initiatives like the garden workshops to cross these boundaries, Action Pathways helps address poverty in southeastern North Carolina and builds new opportunities for personal growth among clients and community members alike.


Inaugural Sort-A-Rama Gathers 100 Volunteers to Pack 50,000 Meals for Children This Summer

On Thursday, May 24th, 2018, Second Harvest Food Bank of South East North Carolina (SHFB), an Action Pathways program and member of Feeding America, will host their inaugural Sort-A-Rama. This event is a half-day volunteer-driven project to have fun and make a meaningful difference in the community. Sort-A-Rama offers employees of its presenting partners an impactful opportunity to enjoy the best of volunteerism while teambuilding by packing food for distribution across the Food Bank’s seven-county service area. To accomplish this, 100 volunteers from Presenting Partners Food Lion Feeds, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Union Home Mortgage will gather at the Food Bank spending half the day sorting 50,000 meals for children in need during the summer months.


Second Harvest Food Bank celebrates Red Nose Day

On May 24, 2018, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina (SHFB) celebrated Red Nose Day with local businesses at their distribution center on Deep Creek Road. Sort-A-Rama brought 100 volunteers together to sort and package donated food items for the community.


Second Harvest Updates Summer Hours

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina will alter their hours of operation for the summer season. Following the observance of Memorial Day, the distribution center will operate between 7am and 3pm each weekday. Regular operating hours will resume in the fall. The food bank is located at 406 Deep Creek Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28312. For questions, call (910) 485-6923.


3rd Quarter Volunteer Calendar

Check out our calendar for all the volunteer oppourtunities available! 



3rd Quarter Volunteer Calendar - 2018.pdf


An Action Pathways Success: Mona

2L0A6587.jpgMona Hyppolite started of as a volunteer for Second Harvest Food Bank to later become a fully employed member of the team. She recounts her journey with us as she went from volunteering with her church, in awe of all that the food bank does for its community to Reclamation Coordinator, living out her dream of giving back to the community that once helped her, full-time.

Action Pathways' Mobile Food Pantry and its Heroes

039.JPGAction Pathways Second Harvest Food Bank's Mobile Food Pantry team (Julia Morales, Drew Daniels and Darryl Monroe) were recently recognized at the Heart of Matthew, a luncheon hosted by the Cumberland Disaster Recovery Coalition (CDRC). The event honored the unsung heroes within our community that went above and beyond the call of duty to help those left reeling from the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Nursing Students Volunteer For Action Pathways Second Harvest Food Bank

Nursing students from Fayetteville State University and Grand Canyon University (Online) volunteer for Action Pathways Second Harvest Food Bank and talk about their experiences and why they love donating their time to the food bank.

Megan, Stephanie and Renee (picture from left to right), were excited to be volunteering for Second Harvest Food Bank. More than just a requisite to fulfill for their nursing coursework, these ladies had their own experiences with being in need and saw the importance of giving back through volunteering.


Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month - a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding american and its nationawide network of food banks to fight hunger. Its a month to spread the work and take action on the hunger crisis and dedicate ourselves to a solution.

Action Pathways Second Harvest Food Bank, a proud member of the Feeding America Network, will be participating by hosting lots of fun, innovative activities for the community to give back and fight for hunger this month! 


Second Harvest Food Bank Thankful to Receive Nonprofit Funding

shfb_logo_0.pngSecond Harvest Food Bank is grateful for the nonprofit funding it receives every year to help advance its mission in the community.


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Smithfield Foods Donates to Second Harvest Food Bank


SMITHFIELD, Va.– Sept. 8, 2016 – Today, Smithfield Foods announced Helping Hungry Homes®, its initiative focused on alleviating hunger across the country, will visit North Carolina marking National Hunger Action Month. Smithfield will provide more than 80,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina during a series of donation events.


Second Harvest Food Bank Receives Gift from Food Lion Foundation

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina, a division of Action Pathways, has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents.  Second Harvest Food Bank will use the gift to launch a new Mobile School Pantry initiative in partnership with Action Pathways Head Start Program.


Food Lion Feeds Joins the Fight Against Hunger - “The Great Pantry Makeover” comes to Fayetteville

In celebration of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month, Food Lion Feeds will donate more than 1,200 service hours and more than 1 million meals through its inaugural "The Great Pantry Makeover" event. During the month-long volunteer service event, hundreds of Food Lion associates will volunteer at 38 local food pantries, which will help the grocer take another step toward its commitment of providing 500 million meals by the end of 2020.


Executive Mansion Lit Up for Hunger Action Month

The Executive Mansion lit up orange Thursday evening during a lighting ceremony to support Hunger Action Month in North Carolina. N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer hosted the event on behalf of Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory. N.C. Department of Agriculture Chief Deputy Commissioner David Smith, and Alan Briggs, Executive Director of the N.C. Association of Feeding America Food Banks, also spoke at the event.


Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Woodforest National Bank Makes First Donation to Hunger Action Month!

SHFB in conjunction with Feeding America, announces Hunger Action Month, a nationwide call-to-action effort to mobilize people everywhere to get involved with ending hunger in America. Woodforest Charitable Foundation (WCF) and Woodforest National Bank (WNB) kicked off the month-long initiative with a $5,000 donation to Action Pathways, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina (SHFB). Woodforest National Bank provided our first corporate donation, kicking off Hunger Action Month.


SECU Members Partner with North Carolina Food Banks for 6 Million Meal Project

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L to R: McKinley Wooten, Jr. and Alan Briggs signing official Agreement

Raleigh, N.C. – SECU Foundation Board Chair McKinley Wooten, Jr. and NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks Executive Director Alan Briggs met today to sign a $1.2 million Agreement that will provide North Carolinians in need with 6 million additional meals over the next 3 years! The grant from State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via their Foundation will add 2 million meals per year to clients served by North Carolina food banks – that’s one extra meal per year funded by each of the Credit Union’s 2 million members. The non-profit NC Association serves as a strategic alliance for the six food banks and one food recovery organization in the state, and its affiliated network of 2,500 food pantries, shelters and community groups will help ensure the additional meals reach neighbors in all 100 North Carolina counties.

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