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Helping Fight Hunger in the Carolinas 

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Helping Fight Hunger in the Carolinas 

Lisa Stryker

Director of Communications

The pandemic creates a time of great need in the community. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina needs our help and Carowinds associates are pitching in.

Carowinds associates are used to serving, although usually at this time of year we'd be serving guests as they enjoy the family fun of Great Pumpkin Fest and the thrills and chills of SCarowinds. There are plenty of other ways to serve our community and Second Harvest of Metrolina offers an opportunity to fulfill one of our most basic needs: relieving hunger. We're scheduling groups to spend a half-day at the food bank regularly.

"Volunteers are the heartbeat of our food bank and we couldn’t do it without them," said Nancy Hagerman, volunteer coordinator at Second Harvest. "Once items are sorted by our volunteers, they are shipped to our 800 partner agencies throughout 14 counties in NC and 10 counties in SC which include soup kitchens, emergency pantries, low-income daycare centers and homeless shelters."

Carowinds employees spent the morning sorting donated items to be shipped to

partner agencies across the Carolinas

The Carowinds group was impressed with the well-organized food bank staff and how safe they felt. "It was a fantastic experience from start to finish," said Beth Covington, Carowinds manager of learning and development. "All appropriate safety protocols are in place and we were set up to be continuously productive."

It's simple to sign up to give time at the food bank, and groups find the work very rewarding. "It was fun to spend some time together for a good cause," Covington said. "I heard a lot of 'I'm definitely coming back again' from our associates. Our current slots are filled with volunteers so we're looking for more times we can add. What a wonderful way to spend some time while we wait for our park to reopen." 

Visit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina website for more information about volunteering time to help end hunger in the Carolinas. 

 

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