This summer, David Daggett and Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law are teaming up with the City of Winston-Salem’s Youth Advisory Council to spread awareness of hunger right here in Winston-Salem through the Think Orange Campaign.
David Daggett recently made a guest appearance in a PSA organized by the Youth Advisory Council. The council is a group of high school students that serves as a conduit between the city government and younger constituents. The PSA features two food trucks which will feed kids this summer – the H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) truck and the Providence Kitchen/Second Harvest Food Bank’s Community Meals truck. It encourages city residents to seek out summer feeding programs that are spreading throughout the community.
The Think Orange campaign highlights the issue of hunger in our city. The campaign educates the public about and promotes the implementation of summer free or reduced meal programs, encourages SNAP card usage at farmers markets, and holds roundtable discussions to address hunger in the city. In fact, Winston-Salem ranks seventh on the national list of metropolitan areas with the highest rates of food insecurity. The problem is real and it is right here in the Triad. The statistics are staggering:
- Approximately 33,000 children enrolled in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System are eligible for free or reduced meals.
- In July 2018 alone, over 52,000 people in Forsyth County received some form of food or nutrition assistance.
- In Forsyth County, one out of every four children live in poverty.
- In 2017, there was a food insecurity rate of 15% among Forsyth County residents. This translates to over 18,000 food insecure children.
Daggett Shuler Law is proud to participate in community programs, such as our annual Thanksgiving employee food drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. We believe in setting an example and supporting those working to improve the quality and health of our communities. By working with local community groups, we do our best to make the Triad a better place for all of its residents.