In their second year of partnering with Food Bank CENC, Delta Air Lines is making a difference to help those in need in central and eastern North Carolina. Delta has provided over 250,000 meals in addition to supporting our volunteer efforts at the Raleigh and Durham Branches. Delta believes in giving back to the community where their employees live, work, and serve, and is making a huge impact on those facing food insecurity in our service area.

Delta volunteers at Food Bank CENC on Giving Tuesday 2017

In 2017, Delta chose to support the Stop Summer Hunger initiative, which is focused on the nearly 300,000 children who may lose access to healthy meals while their school is closed during break. As a platinum sponsor, they made it possible to provide over 50,000 meals to children in need. Knowing that children are also in need during the school year, Delta contributed to our Kids Cafe program with a donation ensuring that 25,000 meals will be provided during this after school program offering tutoring, nutrition education, mentoring, and nutritious meals to children at risk of hunger.

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On Giving Tuesday 2017, as one of our match partners, Delta contributed $10,000 to this one-day fundraising event, in addition to bringing a group of Delta employees to sort sweet potatoes, white potatoes, apples, and bell peppers. Giving Tuesday is a national effort gaining momentum each year and with the help of companies like Delta, we were thrilled to set a record of raising enough funds to provide 600,000 meals in one day! These efforts simply couldn’t happen without companies like Delta who value their community and are willing to support our work throughout the year. Thank you Delta!

About Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partners like Delta play a significant role in our ability to support the nearly 630,000 people without enough to eat in our 34-county service area. Partnerships provide a valuable way to engage employees, promote a company’s corporate responsibility, and link your company with a 4-star Charity Navigator rated hunger-relief organization. Ready to find your fit? Contact our Manager of Corporate Relationships, Jenna Temple by email ( or by phone at 919-865-3046.