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

Legal Feeding Frenzy (month long)
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

NC Legal Feeding Frenzy is an annual joint program of the NCBA Young Lawyers Division and Feeding the Carolinas food banks. It aims to fight hunger across North Carolina by uniting the legal community in support of local food banks.

For more information, and to register to support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, please visit!

Bytes for Bites (month long)
Apr 1 – May 1 all-day

Bytes for Bites Logo

Calling all Technology Companies and Organizations!

Technology companies and organizations across the Food Bank’s 34- county service area are invited to raise meals in a friendly competition to fight hunger for bragging rights, an exclusive volunteer opportunity and a trophy!

Think your company has what it takes to win? Sign up today! Here’s what you need to know:

  • The competition runs from April 1st to May 1st, 2020
  • After registering, you will receive an email with a unique URL to your own “virtual food drive” fundraising page. Share this link with coworkers, teammates, friends, family and even on social media! Every dollar donated provides 5 meals for people facing food insecurity!
  • Want to hold a physical food drive as well? Visit our food and fund drive page for information on drop-off locations and collection boxes. You can also download donation signs and a list of our most-needed items. Every 1.2 pounds of food is equal to 1 meal for a neighbor in need.
  • Food donations must be dropped off at one of our branches by 12:00pm on Friday, May 1st in order to be counted in the competition.
  • Bytes for Bites will have two winners: most meals raised overall, and most meals raised per employee.
  • For more details or questions, please contact Liz Moss, Food & Fund Drive Officer, at

Click Here to Register!

The Food Bank’s mission is to nourish people, build solutions, and empower communities. Thank you for believing in our mission, and our vision that no one goes hungry!

Scheduled Closings

All branch locations will be closed on these holidays:
Thanksgiving – November 28-30, 2019
Christmas – December 24-25, 2019
New Years – January 1, 2020
MLK Day – January 20, 2020
Good Friday – April 10-11, 2020
Memorial Day – May 25, 2020

All branch locations will close at noon on these days (5th Fridays):
January 31, 2020
May 29, 2020