Archives for February 2010

Triad families hit hard by the economy

The economic recession gripping the nation is having ripple effects in North Carolina with higher unemployment rates and a rise in poverty.  These conditions have meant more people are in need of food assistance.  Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC is now serving one in eight people in the Triad region, and participation in Food & Nutrition Services (formerly the Food Stamp Program) is rapidly increasing in the region and throughout the state.  Read more on this story in the Greensboro News & Record