11.14.12.: NC News Bits
GlaxoSmithKline announces IMPACT awards, Walmart donates to Second Harvest Foodbank, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announces grant, and more.
Weekend food program for kids grows
The number of elementary school kids at risk of hunger who will get weekend backpacks filled with nutritious food will grow to 350 from 250, thanks to a grant from the American Express Foundation and donors to United Way of Greater High Point.
Apartment association boosts food bank
Since 2004, when it launched an effort to contribute cans of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, the Triad Apartment Association has contributed over 500,000 cans.
Hunger soars in U.S., North Carolina
The Feeding America food-bank network serves 37 million Americans a year, or roughly one in eight Americans, an increase of 46 percent since 2006; food banks in North Carolina serve over 1.4 million people a year, or 15 percent of the state’s population.
Food Bank working to restock cupboard
On July 24, for the first time in its 28-year history, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, told its more than 400 partner agencies it had no food to give them.
Food bank adds, promotes staff
The Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem has named four new staffers and promoted three others.
Food Bank aims to meet rising demand
A top priority for its new CEO has been to spread the word about the need for donated food and money to meet unprecedented demand in the face of the plunging economy.
Food Bank grew dramatically under Griswold
The Winston-Salem nonprofit distributes nine million pounds of food a year to 390 agencies serving 150,000 people in 18 counties.
N.C. Central gearing for drive
Developing major gifts and planned gifts, and getting more alumni to give, are key strategies as NCCU prepares for a campaign to raise $50 million by 2012.
Winston-Salem food bank names chief
Clyde W. Fitzgerald Jr., a former senior executive at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., succeeds Nan Griswold, who served as the Food Bank’s founding executive director for 26 years.