28 07, 2020

A Note From An Educator

2020-07-30T10:54:30-04:00

"Since COVID-19 our small pantry alone is feeding approximately 50 families per week – a 40% increase from our usual number of families."

A Note From An Educator2020-07-30T10:54:30-04:00
3 06, 2019

Peter: He didn’t have to go without

2019-10-16T10:56:00-04:00

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.

Peter: He didn’t have to go without2019-10-16T10:56:00-04:00
2 06, 2019

Teacher Helps Her Hungry Students

2019-06-02T13:15:03-04:00

The first time Shannon received help with food, she was 8 years old. Now she is a middle school teacher and has students who arrive every day hungry. “It is your first worry every day as a teacher,” she says.

Teacher Helps Her Hungry Students2019-06-02T13:15:03-04:00
24 08, 2016

In The News: Until school starts, summer meals continue

2016-08-24T11:39:43-04:00

This summer marks the eighth year that the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has administered Kids Summer Meals programs. We work together with partner agencies across our 34-county service territory to ensure that children in low-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access [...]

In The News: Until school starts, summer meals continue2016-08-24T11:39:43-04:00
8 06, 2016

Let Me Tell You a Story About Summertime

2016-06-08T16:26:19-04:00

“I’m Sarah and I am in the 4th grade. I do well in school and have lots of friends. Usually, I am very outgoing but lately I am quiet and nervous. There are only a few more weeks of school and I am not looking forward to it ending. No school means no food, no [...]

Let Me Tell You a Story About Summertime2016-06-08T16:26:19-04:00
30 04, 2016

Kids Cafe Programs Stand Out in the Community

2016-04-30T18:34:47-04:00

Throughout the school year, the Food Bank manages our Kids Cafe program, which is an after-school program that offers tutoring, nutrition education, mentoring and nutritious meals to children at risk of hunger. Each Kids Cafe site is operated in partnership with a respected community agency to provide the attention and accountability needed to ensure quality [...]

Kids Cafe Programs Stand Out in the Community2016-04-30T18:34:47-04:00
15 12, 2015

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year–Except for Kids like Bradley

2015-12-15T14:37:02-05:00

By Gideon Adams, Senior Manager, Programs and Outreach There are lots of reasons for Bradley to feel excited about going to school. He’s five-years-old, and couldn’t wait to start Kindergarten. Like the other kids, he looks forward to reading books with his teacher, making arts and crafts, and playing outside with his friends. But for [...]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year–Except for Kids like Bradley2015-12-15T14:37:02-05:00
27 08, 2015

Making Summer Awesome for Kids in North Carolina

2015-08-27T17:10:21-04:00

By Gideon Adams, Senior Manager, Programs & Outreach This summer… 6,300 more children could depend on a healthy meal five days a week. 6,300 more children had enough energy to play outside and continue to learn all summer long. 6,300 more children didn’t have to worry about their next meal and could enjoy their summer [...]

Making Summer Awesome for Kids in North Carolina2015-08-27T17:10:21-04:00
23 08, 2015

Video: How We Served Hot Meals to Kids This Summer

2015-08-23T20:31:42-04:00

Over half of all the children in our 34-county service area depend on the meals provided by their school as their primary source of food. While school cafeterias were closed this summer, we served more than 220,000 meals to 5,500 children through our Kids Summer Meals program. At more than 130 churches, schools, community centers, [...]

Video: How We Served Hot Meals to Kids This Summer2015-08-23T20:31:42-04:00