As part of our #StopSummerHunger initiative, our Food Bank is providing free grab-and-go meals for children at approximately 40 meal sites across our service area. We will be updating the list as often as needed.
- Food will be distributed by volunteers at curbside or other designated area to minimize safety concerns.
- Social distancing is to be enforced by all.
- The food will be placed in safe and sanitized food containers.
- You will not be required to show ID.
- Children do not have to be present with you to pick up food.
Any organizations interested in filling a need and setting up meal pick up location(s) in our service area can submit a request to serve meals for kids.
More places to find food:
Anyone in our 34-county service area who needs help with food can visit our Food Finder page to look up local members of our partner agency network. (Live outside our service area? Find your local food bank here.)
More ways to give help:
1. Donate funds:
Because of the strength of community relationships, the Food Bank can stretch the gift of a single dollar to provide 5 meals worth of food for a neighbor. During the months of June and July, your donation can be DOUBLED thanks to our generous sponsors – meaning every dollar you give can provide 10 meals for the community. Visit foodbankcenc.org/stopsummerhunger to support this initiative.
2. Involve your friends:
Want to mobilize your neighborhood, church group, or family? Hosting a Virtual Food Drive is a great way to help – while practicing social distancing. Visit here to get started!
3. Donate food:
We’re always in need of the types of shelf-stable items that you pick up for your own family: things like peanut butter, canned tuna fish and chicken, soup, pasta, and canned fruits and veggies. Click here to learn more about hosting your own food drive.
4. Donate time:
The Food Bank greatly relies on our volunteers, especially in times of crisis. If you are a healthy adult and want to volunteer, you can self-schedule a shift at foodbankcenc.org/volunteer. Current volunteer sessions are being kept much smaller than traditional volunteer groups. This is to best accommodate social distancing while still packing vital food resources, in accordance with guidelines around large groups. We are also limiting volunteering to ages 16-60 at this time, to best protect vulnerable populations.