17 07, 2017

Guest Blog: Lulu Fights Hunger

2017-07-17T13:44:13-04:00

This content originally appeared on Lulu's blog, and has been reposted with permission. Rising temperatures and sunshine may have you dreaming of your summer getaway. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t go on vacation. It persists and is a daily concern for too many. Once your back from that vacation, think about offering some of your time to help the [...]

Guest Blog: Lulu Fights Hunger2017-07-17T13:44:13-04:00
14 06, 2017

Guest Blog: Franklin Academy students find love for philanthropy

2017-06-14T17:12:58-04:00

Rachel Tucker is Franklin Academy High School's National Honor Society President. She reflects on her experience volunteering at the Food Bank alongside her peers. Thanks to the recommendation of my Community Service Coordinator, Sara Allen, I and the members of Franklin Academy’s National Honor Society (NHS) had the extreme pleasure of spending three mornings and [...]

Guest Blog: Franklin Academy students find love for philanthropy2017-06-14T17:12:58-04:00
20 04, 2017

Nutrition Kitchen: Volunteers cooking up health

2017-04-20T15:40:25-04:00

The month of April is all about our Volunteers! The Food Bank is extremely lucky to have so many devoted volunteers to help distribute 60+ million pounds of food each year. All our communities and neighbors thank you! The Raleigh Branch is very excited about our newest way to volunteer: cooking demonstrations in our Allscripts [...]

Nutrition Kitchen: Volunteers cooking up health2017-04-20T15:40:25-04:00
5 04, 2017

What it’s like to spend Spring Break volunteering at Food Bank CENC

2017-04-05T12:03:05-04:00

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 [...]

What it’s like to spend Spring Break volunteering at Food Bank CENC2017-04-05T12:03:05-04:00
16 01, 2017

Hundreds volunteer at Food Bank CENC Branches on MLK Day

2017-01-16T16:29:40-05:00

Activity round-up from our Greenville, Raleigh, and Durham Branches: Over 300 volunteers sorted food at our Greenville Branch on MLK Day 2017 For most Americans, Martin Luther King Day is a day off from work and school. But for hundreds of our volunteers, it’s a day to roll up their sleeves and head to [...]

Hundreds volunteer at Food Bank CENC Branches on MLK Day2017-01-16T16:29:40-05:00
23 06, 2016

A Day in the Life of a Food Bank Volunteer

2016-06-23T14:25:28-04:00

By Dave Minnich, Food Bank Volunteer and NetApp Employee Dave helps us kick off our Stop Summer Hunger food & fund drive at our Durham Branch. 5:25 AM: My alarm goes off for the first time… UGH! I know many folks are early risers, but I am definitely not one of them. But [...]

A Day in the Life of a Food Bank Volunteer2016-06-23T14:25:28-04:00
16 04, 2016

Three Kids Who Are Especially Awesome

2016-04-16T11:05:04-04:00

What motivates people to volunteer? Many feel compassion, a sense of community, and a desire to give to those less fortunate than themselves. We are continually in awe of our volunteers as they give up their free time, and instead work hard to help someone they will likely never meet. So you can imagine our amazement when [...]

Three Kids Who Are Especially Awesome2016-04-16T11:05:04-04:00
12 04, 2016

Food Bank Feeds More Than Families

2016-04-12T11:27:48-04:00

By Ilina Ewen, Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC When I was little and didn’t finish my dinner, my parents would tell me about the starving children in India. I would push my plate away and petulantly exclaim, “Put this in an envelope and mail it to them!” I [...]

Food Bank Feeds More Than Families2016-04-12T11:27:48-04:00
20 04, 2015

How Our Volunteers Feed Local Families

2015-04-20T20:09:50-04:00

Last week we had the honor to celebrate our wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Without the hard work of dedicated and compassionate individuals, families, and corporate groups, we could not provide food to thousands of food insecure households in our service area. Our army of volunteers almost double our workforce, adding the equivalent of [...]

How Our Volunteers Feed Local Families2015-04-20T20:09:50-04:00
11 09, 2014

What it Feels Like to Bag 176,000 Meals for Families in Need

2014-09-11T11:50:49-04:00

By Theresa Volney Wilkinson, Cisco Volunteer It is a fact of life that every day, tens of thousands of people in the Raleigh/Durham area – all too many of them children -- go to bed hungry. In our country, which is blessed with so much, this is a real tragedy and should never happen. The [...]

What it Feels Like to Bag 176,000 Meals for Families in Need2014-09-11T11:50:49-04:00