Action Pathways, Inc. honored with National Community Action Partnership Promise in Action award
Action Pathways, Inc., one of North Carolina's agencies, has received the prestigious Promise in Action award for its work to tackle hunger in its seven-county service community. The award, presented by the National Community Action Partnership’s (NCAP) during its annual convention, recognizes community action agencies that have been diligently caring for the entire community and remain dedicated to helping individuals help themselves and each other amidst a catastrophe. Action Pathways Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) of Southeast North Carolina was recognized for its efforts to combat hunger throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the initiative, Action Pathways has served 60,000 individuals each month. “This would not have been possible without the generous support of our donors, volunteers and staff,” said Action Pathways CEO, Lonnie Ballard, Jr. “This agency has long been committed to helping our community through empowerment and education, and we will continue to work toward the goal of ending poverty throughout our region,” A member of Feeding America, Action Pathways Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina serves seven counties: Bladen, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson, and Sampson. With a large rural service area, the organization relies on strong partnerships with more than 260 local churches, food pantries, and other nonprofits to distribute food to those in need. In southeast North Carolina, over 18 percent of people are at risk of hunger. SHFB is committed to improving access to healthy foods; advocating for those in need; empowering the community with emergency assistance and education.