Replacements, Ltd. partners with Second Harvest Food Bank to fight hunger
GREENSBORO, N.C., June 1, 2007 – Every night in North Carolina, families go to bed with nothing to eat. Replacements, Ltd. is working to fight this trend by selling Hunger Awareness Pins to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
“At Replacements, we often think of our customers setting places at the table and sharing a meal, but we’re also mindful of others with little to eat,” says Andrew Spainhour, Replacements’ general counsel. “We hear more and more about neighbors struggling to stretch their money and about those who end up having to make painful choices, such as going without food. We’re so excited about all the wonderful work Second Harvest Food Bank is doing to help our neighbors and want to do our part in making a difference so that folks in our area don’t go hungry.”
While hunger is often hidden, a recent study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture shows more and more working North Carolinians are struggling to feed their families. In fact, this report indicates North Carolina is one of the few states with an increasing rate of people who cannot afford either the quantity or quality of food needed to lead active and healthy lives.
“Alleviating hunger in our communities from Boone to Burlington is only possible through collaborations like our newest partnership with Replacements, Ltd.,” said Nan H. Griswold, Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. “Frances Moore Lappe, longtime hunger-relief advocate, perhaps said it best when she noted that ‘hunger amidst plenty will not be solved by experts somewhere, but by people like me and you who decide at act’. We are grateful to Replacements, Ltd. for stepping up to join us in our mission.”
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC serves more than 134,000 people by collecting and distributing food to over 650 programs in an 18 county area. Partner agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, rescue missions, halfway houses, domestic violence shelters and group homes among other programs.
The Hunger Awareness Pins are created by jewelry designer Lucinda Yates, who overcame homelessness and now designs and sells her work to help cause related charities. These pins are on sale at the Replacements, Ltd. showroom at 1089 Knox Road, located between Greensboro and Burlington, NC, at exit 132 off Interstate 85/40.
Replacements, Ltd. is selling several designs of Hunger Awareness Pins to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank|
About Replacements, Ltd.
Founded by Bob Page in 1981, Replacements, Ltd. carries the world’s largest selection of old and new china, crystal, silver, and collectibles. Their 400,000 square foot facilities house an inventory of over 260,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Replacements, Ltd. serves nearly eight million customers worldwide.
Lisa Conklin, Public Relations Manager
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About Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina collects and distributes food and grocery products to more than 380 partner agencies that together provide 650 programs that annually feed thousands of people in need across 18 counties (Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Caswell, Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin). Since opening in 1982, the Second Harvest Food Bank has distributed nearly 90 million pounds of food and grocery products. The Second Harvest Food Bank receives donations from national donors through America’s Second Harvest, the national network of food banks and food rescue organizations; local food manufacturers and distributors; local grocery stores, caterers and restaurants; USDA commodity programs; a State Nutrition Assistance Program grant, and community food drives. It is a member of America’s Second Harvest and the United Way of Forsyth County.