Sandhills Branch

The Sandhills Branch of the Food Bank serves 4 counties: Lee, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland. 

Contact Us

Location: 195 Sandy Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387
Phone: 910.692.5959
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Branch Director: Michael Cotten
Regional Council Chair: Ari Lawson Grimsley, Project Coordinator: Electrical Wiring Systems, Legrand, North America

By The Numbers

People facing hunger, living in the Sandhills Branch service area
Children facing hunger, living in the Sandhills Branch service area
Seniors at or below the poverty level, living in the Sandhills Branch service area
Hours served by volunteers at our Sandhills Branch last year
Meals distributed by our Sandhills Branch last year
Pounds of produce distributed by our Sandhils Branch last year

Sandhills Events & Blog Posts

Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

September is #HungerActionMonth — a nationwide awareness initiative, designed by Feeding America to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger.

In honor of our 40th anniversary of serving this community, we’re on a mission to get 40 new monthly donors.

This September, we’re asking those who are able to come together to provide the consistency and trust needed by the people we serve by becoming a monthly sustaining donor. In fact, this September, the Food Bank’s Social Media Ambassadors are matching your first month’s sustaining gift — up to $2,000!


This year especially, during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, people are finding themselves in urgent need of hunger relief services. The food pantries and soup kitchens the Food Bank partners with, and the federal nutrition programs the Food Bank helps connect people with have all seen staggering increases in the number of people needing support.

As a monthly donor, you’ll know you are making a difference each and every day — and helping our neighbors for the long haul. Ending hunger takes all of us working together, and we’re grateful to everyone who believes in our #NoOneGoesHungry vision. We could never do this important work alone!

1st monthly gift matched

Peter: 40 years of feeding

Even as the first food bank in the state, I doubt our founders could have predicted how food insecurity would increase and the challenges we would meet along the way.

A Note From An Educator

"Since COVID-19 our small pantry alone is feeding approximately 50 families per week – a 40% increase from our usual number of families."

Scheduled Closings

All branch locations will be closed on these upcoming holidays:
July 3-6, 2020  •  Independence Day
July 31, 2020 •  5th Friday (close at noon)
September 7, 2020 •  Labor Day
October 30, 2020  •  5th Friday (close at noon)
November 26-27, 2020 •  Thanksgiving
December 24-25, 2020 •  Christmas
December 31, 2020 •  New Year’s Eve
January 1, 2021 •  New Year’s Day
January 18, 2021 •  MLK Day
January 29, 2021 •  5th Friday (close at noon)
April 2, 2021 •  Good Friday
April 30, 2021 •  5th Friday (close at noon)
May 31, 2021 •  Memorial Day
June 18, 2021 •  Juneteenth