The Food Bank’s history includes many great employees who all made an impact. But only one can say they’ve dedicated three decades to the Food Bank.
Hunger is complicated and evolves based on many different factors, and the Food Bank must do the same.
The three main goals are to provide more nutritious food to the community, create an environment that is supportive of healthy choices, and help clients feel confident in preparing and consuming healthier foods.
Pat saw hunger during her career as a registered nurse and now knows how it feels firsthand.
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.
Santa Claus isn’t the only one with a special delivery this December. LaSonia Melvin of Wilmington’s Union Missionary Baptist Church is also responsible for a big trip with an important mission. But instead of a sleigh flying around the world, she coordinated a special tractor trailer transport to our Raleigh Branch to pick up more [...]