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Change Is Good!

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
-Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Change is a blessing that gives us the opportunity to see things from a better perspective. This enlightened state of mind provides an environment for growth beyond what we ever thought possible. We move from a place of resistance to one of resilience, and a greater understanding of how to overcome adversity.

Our CHANGE IS GOOD Childhood Hunger Endowment for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC was founded on these same principles of thought. Our endowment took root back in 2018 when we broke our fourth Guinness World Record for an ultra-endurance-based event, reflecting the principles above.

The wealth of wisdom gained from each of these efforts has laid the groundwork for this endowment. Our hope is to attract others of the same mindset to contribute and help change the lives of hungry children in our area for the better, forever. 


Not everyone is granted the same opportunities, particularly when it comes to food insecurities. Nearly 20% of kids in the 18 counties that make up Northwest North Carolina experience hunger in their daily lives. Their cognitive and social skills suffer, and so do their general health and emotional development.


Ripples make waves. Every dollar you donate goes to our CHANGE IS GOOD CHILDHOOD HUNGER ENDOWMENT FOR SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF NWNC and generates investment income that helps fund their childhood hunger programs, including the BackPack Program. The supply cost per backpack is about five bucks. For about the same cost as a Skinny Mocha Latte, you can help redirect a hungry kid’s life by putting food in their belly. But it requires all of us to give, however much and however often we possibly can, to bring these kids from being hungry to being happy.


If you’re inspired to play a role and give a gift that gives back, please make your donation to our CHANGE IS GOOD Childhood Hunger Endowment for Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC today!

And thank you for helping change the face of childhood hunger in our area forever!

About Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank is a leading agency and advocate for a healthy, hunger-free Northwest NC.

We work to ensure that every neighbor can access healthy food when they need it and to address root causes of poverty, which drive the need for basic needs services. ​

We recognize hunger in our communities for what it is, the unacceptable symptom of poverty and entwined challenges impacting the health and well-being of individuals and our collective future. 

We recognize the power of food, a fundamental human need we all share, to unite and drive us beyond food for today toward more lasting solutions—a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow for everyone.

We are a network of 500+ local partner organizations and supporters like you working together in communities from Boone to Burlington so that...

...CHILDREN have the fuel they need to thrive and succeed free from the burden and consequences of hunger.

...PARENTS have the necessary energy to be focused and productive on the job and present for their children.

...SENIORS are cared for and not left to choose between eating and other basic needs.

...OUR COMMUNITIES can thrive.





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