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Addressing Food Insecurity in the Triad with Second Harvest


On Saturday, November 19th, attorneys David Daggett and Griff Shuler of Daggett Shuler Law appeared on Triad Today with Eric Aft, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, to raise awareness of the very real food insecurity issues that affect the Triad. Watch the segment:

What Second Harvest Does

Second Harvest’s mission is to address hunger and its root causes in Northwest North Carolina. Their service area encompasses eighteen counties, and they distribute food with over 500 regional partners, including food pantries, nonprofit organizations, soup kitchens, after-school programs, and senior meal programs. In a post-pandemic environment, the need is greater than ever as people struggle with high inflation and reduced government assistance programs. And the need is dire; 1 in 8 people, and 1 in 6 children, face food insecurity in North Carolina.

To help address these serious circumstances, Mr. Aft is proud to announce that Second Harvest has partnered with United Healthcare to create a Mobile Unit, which will bring fresh food and produce to local “food deserts.” A “food desert” is a low-income area that does not have easy or close access to a supermarket. In addition to the provisions, Second Harvest’s nutrition team will also be there to educate and advise people how to get the most out of their food.

Working Together Towards a Mission

Partnerships with local businesses make a lot of what Second Harvest does possible. Corporate donations and volunteers go a long way, and supporting the local community is something we should all participate in. David discussed the fact that need isn’t something that is always obvious at a glance, and making a difference when you are able to is essential to the entire community’s well-being. Both David and Griff see this first-hand, working with people in times of great need. Providing care and respect to their clients and the greater Triad community is Daggett Shuler’s mission, and holding their annual food drive to support Second Harvest is an annual tradition they are proud of.

If you would like to help further Second Harvest’s mission, you can make a financial donation, volunteer, or start or contribute to a local food drive. Your contribution goes a long way!

Later in the episode, David also participated in the Roundtable discussion with Ogi Overman and Keith Grandberry. They talked about current news items and political issues.

We Support the Triad Community

As always, the team at Daggett Shuler Law is proud to help support efforts to make a positive impact in our local area and support our students. Our Safe Sober program and annual backpack program are just some of the ways we strive to serve our community. We believe in setting an example and supporting those working to improve the quality and health of our communities. 

About Daggett Shuler

The personal injury and disability lawyers at Daggett Shuler Law represent clients throughout North Carolina. Visit our website or call 336-724-1234 for more information or a free consultation. 

I would like to take time to thank the staff at Daggett Shuler Attorneys at Law. To Megan Youngblood for helping me get my disability started; thank you so much for everything!

Olivia Winston