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.
Thanks to your dedication & support of our mission we distributed more than 64 million pounds of food to our 34 counties last year. And we invite you see what we accomplished together by viewing the 2016 Impact Report. While it has been a time of expansion in services and planning to implement new resources, [...]
2016 was a banner year for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. From a new building, to a new department, to a new record, here’s 6 moments that stand out from the rest as we look back on 2016. We fed more people than ever before! Our 6 Branches distributed over 64 [...]
By Mari Carl Duffer, Food Resource Coordinator One of our volunteers once said to me, “Farming ain’t for wimps.” Ain’t that the truth! After spending three years farming with a small nonprofit, I know the hard work farmers put into growing their crops. I know what it takes to feed a community. Mari Carl, [...]
For many of us, the end of the year brings celebrations and a time for reflection. In 2015, we provided more meals than ever before, expanded our programs for children and seniors, and raised awareness of food insecurity in central & eastern North Carolina, all thanks to awesome supporters like you. Here are 10 things [...]
With the holiday season upon us, we know many members of our community will celebrate the season by helping provide meals to local people in need. Below we've answered some common questions from people who want to help by hosting a food or fund drive. Who receives the food that I donate? Our partner agencies. [...]
It was an exciting day at the Food Bank! Today our good friends at Food Lion generously donated a brand new truck that will be used as a Mobile Food Pantry. This unique vehicle, first-of-its-kind for our food bank, will empower us to provide more food, including more fresh produce, to high-need pockets of our [...]
Meet Pat. Pat joined the Food Bank staff in January of 1988. During her 27 years of service, she logged almost 53,000 hours of hard work, a record in the history of the Food Bank. Over the years Pat has witnessed incredible growth at our organization. When she joined the Food Bank team, we had [...]
In honor of Hunger Action Month, we asked Food Bank staff members why hunger mattered to them. Here are some of their responses for why they work hard every day: Hunger Matters to me because… “We’re here to serve our families, friends, and neighbors in need.” “216,667 children should not be hungry.” “I get to [...]