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Raleigh Moravian Church has a long history of giving to the Food Bank. “We understand that feeding people takes both food and money, and that this is a never-ending ministry,” said Jami Vandock, Director of Christian Education.
Food Bank supporter Denise had her first experience with hunger at age 3. Today, she has a message for donors.
Food Bank CENC and the Feeding America network are here for anyone who needs us - or anyone who wants to provide help. We will continue to share more information here as it is available.
Charles took a lot of pleasure and pride in working in the construction industry, until one day on the job, a tree fell on him, breaking his skull and shattering vertebra in his back. He was left with a plate in his skull, six fused vertebrae, and no income because his injuries made it impossible to work. “After the [...]
In the 34-counties the Food Bank serves, approximately 16% of people are food insecure, including: 1 in 3 children; approximately 1 in 10 senior citizens; and many members of our veteran community. The Food Bank operates Farm Bill programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Commodity [...]
Doctors Bob Lee and Ann Talton-Lee are both pharmacists who recognize the importance of medicine, but also appreciate that food is the most powerful medicine one can use to combat and treat illness. As new members to the Full Plate Circle, they love the Food Bank’s low administrative costs, strong volunteer support, and emphasis on nutrition [...]
Guest Blog by Seth Palmer │ Food Bank CENC Social Media Ambassador In previous years, the Farm Bill has passed without much consequence. The bill has historically been a bipartisan ‘support and stabilization’ mechanism for the country’s agricultural sector. But it also covers multiple food and nutrition programs under the control of the US Department of Agriculture. In addition [...]
Food insecurity is a difficult term to understand, as is hunger in the United States – it’s a daunting and persistent crisis. Food insecurity is defined as “the inability to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy lifestyle.” For example, children and families in food-insecure households often have parents [...]
Nello has lived in Halifax County his entire life – all 84 years. He enjoys life in Enfield, where he fishes, grows tomatoes in the summer, and cooks for his wife Lossie. But like nearly 14% of NC seniors, Nello and Lossie struggle to pay bills and buy the groceries they need. “As long as [...]