That’s a tough question that many of our neighbors have to answer. Often unseen, hunger is a problem here in Greensboro and across North Carolina. 1 in 6 people living in Northwest North Carolina have been identified as food insecure according to Feeding America’s “Hunger in America 2014” research report.
Food insecurity is the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. It leads to families and individuals having to make some very difficult decisions.
Food or medicine?
Food or heat in the winter?
Food or transportation?
Over 70% of hungry families are asking those exact questions. It’s hard to imagine those decisions having to be made in our own community.
The good news is that The Salvation Army of Greensboro is committed to helping individuals and families meet this basic need. One way we do this is through our food pantry, located at The Salvation Army Center of Hope at 1311 S. Eugene Street.
When somebody comes to us at a time of crisis in need of food, we’re able to provide them with a bag of groceries. The amount depends on the size of their family, but it will always include a balanced mix of food to provide meals for a week.
In March 2015, The Salvation Army provided 128 food bags for the hungry and food insecure in Greensboro. We’re only able to do this through food drives and donations to our Food Pantry Fund Drive that happens each April.
Thank you for all you do to help others through The Salvation Army. The hungry are being fed everyday with your support. If you’d like to support this year’s Food Pantry Fund Drive, please click here.