9 Food Drive: Nourishing body, soul (wsoctv 5/17/17)

“I knew when I came here, that after a few days, I was in a good place. It was the place I needed to be,” said Ohenrico Blake, food service manager at Charlotte Rescue Mission’s Rebound for Men program.

Blake oversees the food preparation for over 100 men enrolled in the drug and alcohol recovery program. On an average day, Blake and his team of cooks, made up of volunteers and residents, prepare about 300 meals for residents. On holidays, when their kitchen is open to the public, they can expect to make about 1,200 meals for community members.

Charlotte Rescue Mission is one of over 700 partner agencies receiving food from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Second Harvest annually distributes over 50 million pounds of food and other items to shelters, soup kitchens and pantries throughout a 19-county service region.

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