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.
In March, University of Georgia students in the IMPACT program spent their spring break learning about pressing social issues and addressing community needs through service. After volunteering at our Durham Branch, Monica Cheung reflected on the experience. Basmati rice. Organic Mac n’ Cheese. These items and other donated pantry staples zoomed past my eyes as [...]
One year ago we opened a new Durham Branch facility on Angier Avenue to better serve the Bull City and surrounding counties. After we cut the ribbon, we immediately got to work and settled into our new distribution center. Just one year later we can already see what a difference has been made! Left: [...]
The Move & Why It Matters Since we opened our doors in 1999, the need in the Durham Branch service area has increased 83%. Today, more than 96,000 people, 30,000 of which are children, struggle with hunger every day. It is our mission to work hard to meet this ever-growing need to ensure that No [...]