18.1% of our service area population lives in poverty including over 188,000 children and over 41,000 seniors. Requests for help are increasing. Requests at our emergency pantries remain high.
SHFBM is the largest hunger fighting agency in 19 counties of North and South Carolina. Last year, they distributed over 45 million pounds of food and grocery items to individuals in need through our over 650 partner agencies. Volunteers help us sort, inspect and pack food and other items for distribution to people at risk of hunger.
Our primary activity is sorting, inspecting, boxing and stocking donations for the agencies. Other activities may include: packing food boxes and/or food backpacks for kids or sorting through non-food products and pet food. Please wear comfortable conservative clothing, CLOSED TOED SHOES are required.