The LatinX population in North Carolina is growing and has also been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last few years, the Food Bank has taken action to educate ourselves and step up our partnerships with organizations that work to empower these communities.
One such partnership is with AMEXCAN (Association of Mexicans in North Carolina) based in Greenville. This has allowed the organization to provide more food and essential supplies in the eastern part of our state. The Food Bank was also able to help AMEXCAN fund a van that will help them distribute even more nutritious food. We were honored to receive a Community Partnership Award from AMEXCAN during a virtual ceremony in December.
We continue to learn and implement ways to make the Food Bank more accessible. During the pandemic, we were able to make our Food Finder available in Spanish and our website now has a translation feature for desktop and mobile.