KBF Sports launches Table Tops Program to help area residents facing food insecurity

KBF Sports, an athletic uniform and custom t-shirt supplier based in King, NC, is beginning the New Year resolved to make a difference for hungry families, seniors and children. Through the company’s new Table-Tops Program, KBF Sports owner Josh Fuller will raise awareness of local food hardship and provide support for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC’s hunger-relief efforts across the Piedmont Triad and High Country.

Since the economic downturn, North Carolina has consistently ranked among the top ten worst states in the nation for food insecurity. As Finance Manager for Second Harvest Food Bank, it’s a problem Fuller is keenly aware of and, as a business owner and father, he’s deeply concerned.

“No community is unaffected by hunger, and Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem are all among the worst for food hardship. More than one in every four children goes without the proper nutrition they need to do their best in school. That’s a problem we share as communities and a problem each of us can do something about,” said Fuller.

Customized shirts are a popular purchase among families, churches, sports teams and businesses seeking to showcase their unity and pride in the things they do together and to identify and promote their organizations. Table-Tops provides a way for these groups and others to put their purchases to work for good, with each purchase of a shirt generating a donation to Second Harvest to provide five meals for someone experiencing food hardship.

“Josh is truly committed to Second Harvest Food Bank’s mission and the launch of Table Tops is a wonderful extension of that commitment that we hope will bring even greater resources to our work in the communities we serve,” said Tomi Melson, Director of Community Relations and Development for Second Harvest.

“The hope is that Table-Tops will facilitate greater awareness of the realities of hunger in our community, support an enhanced sense of solidarity and purpose among participating groups and provide much-needed, additional resources for the food bank’s efforts,” said Fuller. “It’s all about awareness and giving back.

The initial goal of the program is to help Second Harvest provide 10,000 meals in 2016. Fuller considers it a step in the right direction for his business and for the people in need served by the Second Harvest Food Bank network. which serves 18 counties in Northwest North Carolina and is expected to distribute over 27 million pounds of food this year – an increase of over 76% from just five years ago.

If you would like more information about the Table-Tops Program or would like to place an order, please visit www.kbf-sports.com or email jfuller@kbfsports.net.

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