Taking time to lend a hand

Pamela Peoples-Joyner, Winston-Salem Police Department community relations specialist, and an intern from Appalachian State University, Chris Cheon, inspect salvaged food from local grocery stores at the Second Harvest Food Bank on Monday, June 13. The mission of the Second Harvest Food Bank, located on Reed Street, is to provide food to help meet urgent nutritional needs.

Taking time to lend a hand
June 16
10:30 2016



Members of the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) took time out from their regular duties to help sort items in the food pantry at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.

While working at the food bank, on Reed Street, officers and others who work with the WSPD sorted items from recent food drives and food that has been salvaged from local grocery stores in the area.

As he sorted through boxes of non-perusable food items, Chief Barry Rountree wore a smile that could light up a room. During an open meeting with the community held earlier this month, Rountree discussed the importance of working with community leaders and community organizations to help create a safer environment for residents.

“We are working to ensure that police and residents have a working relationship,” he said. “We have to work together. That is the only way this will work”

The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) is to provide food to help meet urgent nutritional needs and work to put an end to hunger through education, outreach and advocacy. Last year alone, SHFB provided more than 26.5 million pounds of food, the equivalent of more than 22 million meals.

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