1 06, 2021

Stop Summer Hunger 2021


Every year, we come together to #StopSummerHunger. When school is out - both in summer and during the school closures we’ve seen throughout this pandemic - we know that families struggle to keep food on the table. Communities and school districts come together to help ensure children and teens who are part of free and [...]

Stop Summer Hunger 20212021-06-01T15:19:02-04:00
23 02, 2021

National Nutrition Month®


National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, they invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Here at the Food Bank, our Nutrition Education Team put together a National Nutrition Month® [...]

National Nutrition Month®2021-03-04T17:43:34-05:00
5 01, 2021

Apply by 3/31: Kids Summer Meals Meal Vendors & Meal Sites Recruitment


2021 Kids Summer Meals service runs June 14 — August 20 Kids Summer Meals, also known as the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), is a USDA federally funded resource which offers free nutritious meals to children 2-18 typically during summer months. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USDA approved waivers to activate Summer Food Service Program [...]

Apply by 3/31: Kids Summer Meals Meal Vendors & Meal Sites Recruitment2021-03-18T10:22:04-04:00
24 11, 2020

ABC 11 Together Food Drive


Helping Neighbors, Together The ABC11 Together Food Drive, led by ABC 11 Eyewitness News, brings together hundreds of local businesses, schools, clubs and individuals to raise food and funds for our community.  This year, the need is even more staggering, because of the COVID-19 crisis: more than 750,000 people are facing hunger - a 38% increase over last year.  [...]

ABC 11 Together Food Drive2020-11-24T17:56:33-05:00
18 11, 2020

Shopping for a Cause


Shop with our partners below to support the Food Bank! Eastcut Sandwich Bar will be collecting donations for us here at the Food Bank starting 6/1 and running through July 31st. Customers can donate when they check out through their online ordering page here. On Wednesday 6/30, they will also be donating 10% of their [...]

Shopping for a Cause2021-07-26T14:01:01-04:00
11 11, 2020

Share Your Christmas food & fund drive


News Channel 12 will be broadcasting live from Piggly Wiggly stores in the Food Bank's eastern service area each day from Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4, 2020 from 11am-7pm. News anchors, Food Bank staff, and volunteers will be at each site accepting donations for our friends and neighbors in the Greenville and New [...]

Share Your Christmas food & fund drive2020-11-25T12:46:29-05:00
5 11, 2020

Week of Appreciation


This year brought challenges we never could have predicted. The need in our area has risen to over 750,000 North Carolinians facing food insecurity, one third of whom are children. We distributed roughly 92 million pounds of food, safely hosted volunteers that gave over 215,000 hours of their time to support our work, and changed our operations to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 38% [...]

Week of Appreciation2020-11-16T14:16:23-05:00
1 11, 2020

Holiday Meals Match


We all know the feeling of warmth, security, and belonging that comes from being around a meal with family. This year, we’re asking you to help us provide hope for the holidays.  2020 has been especially devastating for many of our already vulnerable friends and neighbors. The 38% increase in need in our service area due to COVID-19 means now [...]

Holiday Meals Match2020-11-30T15:21:57-05:00
9 10, 2020

Students Against Hunger


If your school community came together to raise meals for our food-insecure neighbors, how many people could you feed? Find out! Register your school here! Last year schools (daycare-college) collectively raised 341,548 meals. This year due to COVID-19, the food insecurity rate in our service area has risen by an estimated 38% — meaning [...]

Students Against Hunger2020-10-10T17:19:30-04:00
9 10, 2020

Socially-Distanced Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the NC State Fair


We may not be able to attend the N.C. State Fair together this year, but North Carolinians can still donate canned food and get their fair food fix! Drop-off donations of nonperishable foods from 8 AM – 8:30 PM. Click here for our most needed food items. Food Lion will have giveaways of $5 gift [...]

Socially-Distanced Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the NC State Fair2020-10-09T12:27:29-04:00