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.
The projected number of food-insecure people has increased to 756,000 neighbors, with 253,000 being children. That’s approximately a 38% increase.
"Since COVID-19 our small pantry alone is feeding approximately 50 families per week – a 40% increase from our usual number of families."
As we learned more about COVID-19, it became apparent we would have to do things differently. Here's how our Programs Team shifted their operations to ensure good food could safely reach vulnerable populations like seniors and children.
There are people visiting the Food Bank and our partner agencies who have never had to worry about where their next meal would come from, and because of you we are able to help.
The Food Bank and our network of Partner Agencies are essential to NC. In the face of COVID-19 we continue sending food to our 34-county service area.
We don’t know the long term impact of COVID-19, but we're committed to serving those in need for the long haul, and are thankful for the trust placed in us.
Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment, and we are proud to join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance.
The census is not only an opportunity to empower our community — it is also an opportunity to help ensure our friends and neighbors have access to food.
The fresh food and recipes Madison receives at the pantry allow her to make healthier decisions in her weekly meal planning.