On Saturday, November 21st, attorneys David Daggett and Griff Shuler of Daggett Shuler Law appeared on Triad Today to discuss food insecurity in the Triad, and how people can help combat this very serious issue. Eric Aft, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, was their guest. Watch the segment:
Hunger and food insecurity is a major issue in North Carolina. Pre-pandemic statistics show that 1 in 5 children, and 1 in 7 people overall, face food insecurity across the state. Unfortunately, this problem has only increased over the course of 2020. With children learning virtually and unable to access school meals, and people out of work, the situation has become dire for some families across the Triad.
The Second Harvest Food Bank is working with schools and nearly 300 local partners to get nutritious meals distributed in unique ways. They have partnered with local school systems to not only distribute meals to children, but also to make sure they have supplies they need to succeed in virtual learning.