Providing Sustenance, Safety, and Shelter When Kicab Castaneda-Mendez retired he was searching for ways to give back -- particularly ways that would help people who are struggling to meet their basic needs. Kicab was born in the U.S., while his parents and two siblings are from Guatemala. He and his wife Marta have traveled extensively [...]
Dear Friends, You may have noticed something new when you visited our site – it represents something the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has been working toward for some time. Our new logo represents the innovative ways the Food Bank is developing programs addressing root causes of hunger, building new partnerships, [...]
Overall food insecurity has gone down, but 2 very important populations have not improved: our children and the senior citizens in our community.
Since 1998, the Food Bank's Fresh Produce Program has provided fresh local produce to neighbors in need while helping farmers recoup costs from food that is edible but not sellable.
The adults watched as the brother took a meal for himself but was not eating it. When asked if anything was wrong with the food, the boy responded no, but that he needed to save it for his other younger sister, who was at home.
Dear Friend of the Food Bank, During times of change our friends and neighbors who are living with food insecurity and who are considered most vulnerable, can feel even more uncertain about what the future may hold for them. Despite many times of change during our 40-year history, the Food Bank, working together with [...]