Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina receives $1,550 donation from WCF.

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FAYETTVILLE, North Carolina – Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $1,550 in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina’s BackPack Program.

Established in 1982, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina is a division of Cumberland Community Action Program, Inc. and is committed to feeding the hungry and preventing unnecessary waste by donors. The Food Bank services seven counties with over 245 non-profit agencies. More than 150,000 people are at risk of hunger in southeastern North Carolina.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina works to eliminate the cycle of hunger through a wide range of programs and services. These programs are completed through member agencies and local, state, and national partners. Member Agencies provide a critical linkage to getting food to at risk families and individuals in the communities they serve. The Food Bank has maintained the current partnerships of non-profit 501(c)3 agencies while growing membership. The agencies often come in a variety of forms to include food pantries, churches of all denominations, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, other charitable organizations, and group homes.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina is also a proud supporter of the BackPack Program. The BackPack Program is a system of assisting children of low income families with food, to sustain them over each weekend. Children receiving subsidized or free school meals are guaranteed food throughout the week but have no such resources over the weekend. This program provides them with enough nutritious food to last the weekend, issued each week, from a school representative.

“Your gift specifically, and the overall support of people like you, are what makes it possible for us to expand and enrich the services we provide,” said David Griffin, Food Bank Director or Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina. “Your generosity and compassion has helped us distribute 8 million pounds of food or 6.3 million meals to families facing hunger in 2011.”

For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina, please call 1-800-758-6923 or visit

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