On Saturday, November 18th, attorneys David Daggett and Griff Shuler appeared on Triad Today with Eric Aft, CEO of Second Harvest of Northwest North Carolina. They discussed hunger in the Triad and how Second Harvest works to address those issues through a variety of programs. Watch the segment:
Second Harvest of NWNC is an agency that addresses hunger in the community through many outlets, from meal distribution to educational programs. Based in Forsyth County, they serve 18 surrounding counties. Their philosophy is that access to food is a basic right and their programs work to strengthen food security across the state. They have a large partner agency network to distribute food, with over 500 agencies working with them. This translates to feeding approximately 70,000 people per month.
That is a large distribution base, but the need is startling. Demand over the past few years has only increased. From October 2022 to October 2023, 27,000 more people per month have been accessing Second Harvest’s services. There are many causes for this growing need – rising housing costs, general inflation, and access to affordable child care are the biggest drivers of this trend.
You may wonder how Second Harvest manages to help so many people per month. There are many ways that they reach the community, ranging from a mobile pantry that visits local “food deserts” to provide access to fresh, healthy food, to a mobile nutrition unit that distributes produce and provides education about eating healthy and how best to use the produce, to working with local farmers to get the best, freshest food available out to the public.
Daggett Shuler is proud to support Second Harvest and their mission with their annual food drive. A tradition since Daggett Shuler opened for business, the food drive has become an integral part of Daggett Shuler’s mission which focuses on looking out for the community. It’s important for the whole community to work together to take care of those in need, whether that takes the shape of individuals donating food to local drives, or coporate donations. Communities need to look out for the next generation, and ensuring that basic needs are met is an enormous step towards ensuring nutrirional needs are taken care of and provides developmental support for growing children.
At the end of the segment, David Daggett and Griff Shuler were pleased to provide Mr. Aft with a check to help further Second Harvest’s work within the Triad. Their work is inspiring and helps fill a great need for our friends and neighbors.
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.
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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.
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