Renee’s husband is a farm worker and does not have paid sick leave. When their family had COVID-19, they were devastated by the loss of income. Our local Partner Agency provided them food.
By purchasing our current Sandhills Branch facility, we can make improvements to the building, such as floor to ceiling freezers and coolers.
The Food Bank was selected, out of 200 food banks, for dedication to community collaboration and innovative solutions in ending hunger.
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.
The urgent need of the people in our 34 counties has been unprecedented—and so has the Food Bank’s response.