Second Harvest Food Bank

505Design and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina partnered together to enhance their new office space in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. Annually, Second Harvest distributes almost 55 million pounds of food and other household items throughout their 19 county service region, making it the largest food bank in North Carolina.

We wanted the people that entered this office in times of need to feel comfortable. For those that are giving their time to such a noble cause, we wanted to inspire them, teach them that no act is to small, and to help whoever they can, whenever they can.

The "Donor Pantry" was just one of those ideas. Working in a food storage facility, I was very familiar with huge cans of fresh produce, of which i'm positive some made it to food banks.

There are quotes from distinguished individuals scattered around the office space. These serve as reminders that we can make a difference if we work together.