Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM) strives through education, advocacy and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. In existence since 1981, Second Harvest provides a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and other essential grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need.
SHFBM serves 19 counties, 14 in North Carolina and 5 in South Carolina. Within these 19 counties, Second Harvest provides food for over 600 partner agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, low-income daycares and senior programs. For fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, SHFBM distributed over 38-million pounds of food and other essential grocery items throughout our region.
Over 18% of the people living in our service area are living at or below the poverty level. In our region there are over 170,000 children living in poverty representing 25% of the total child population. There are almost 40,000 seniors living in poverty who daily must decide between the food they need and the medicine they need.
Classroom Central provides more than school supplies. We help create a world of endless possibilities for our students by ensuring that children living in poverty have all the tools they need to not only learn but to succeed. When equipped with the proper supplies, we believe there’s no limit to what children can achieve.
Classroom Central serves students living in poverty in six school districts: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell-Statesville, Union, Kannapolis & Lancaster. To learn more about Classroom Central visit www.classroomcentral.org or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Project HALO (Helping Animals Live On) is a non-profit, NO-KILL animal rescue and sanctuary based in Charlotte, N.C. We are a 100% volunteer organization and are funded privately by generous donors. Without our dedicated volunteers and thoughtful donors, Project HALO does not exist! Project HALO is certified IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt and all donations are tax deductible.
Project HALO rescues homeless, stray and unwanted dogs and gives them a second chance, providing a safe and loving foster home along with any medical attention they may need while looking for permanent loving homes to adopt them. All of Project HALO's animals are spayed or neutered and are vet current at the time of their adoption. Further, we provide a home for those animals that are deemed unadoptable so they may live out the rest of their lives in a loving, caring atmosphere.