During the month of April, Deputy Tedder was inspired to organize a food drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. He arranged to have boxes placed in every platoon office and issued a letter to staff challenging each platoon to collect the most food.
Across Second Harvest Food Bank's 18-county service area, nearly 300,000 people are at risk of hunger, one-third of which are children. Today, 1 in 6 Americans is food insecure, which means they cannot reliably say from where their next meal is coming. Food is a basic need - the fuel we need to survive and thrive. Hungry children can't learn and hungry adults can't work and live productively.
Over 175 pounds of food has been collected for Second Harvest Food Bank. Deputy tedder's inspiration and leadership encouraged his fellow officers to help those in need. If you would like more information regarding Second Harvest Food Bank, visit www.hungernwnc.org