Initiatives & Events

Jan
1
Fri
2021
Shopping for a Cause
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day

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 sales to the Food Bank
  • Auction Direct will be running their ” Christmas in July” promotion from July 14th through July 25th where they will be donating $20 per vehicle sold to us here at the Food Bank.  Visit their website here for more details!
  • Raleigh’s 13 Tacos and Taps is hosting their first ever “Margarita Battle” to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The battle features local food bloggers Cecilia “Cece” Moreno of Food Diary of A City Girl and Nancy Thapa. The two bloggers have created their own unique margaritas that will be featured at 13 Tacos and Taps from July 27th-Aug. 7th. For each cocktail sold, $1 will be donated to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to help combat hunger in the community. The “Margarita Battle” winner will be announced on Aug. 7th on 13 Tacos and Taps’ social media platforms and will be determined by which margarita was the top seller. The two margaritas up for battle:

    1. “Tamarind Margarita” by Cece Moreno of Food Diary of A City Girl This margarita features tamarind pulp simple syrup using sour tamarind pods. Served in a rocks glass with a Tajín coated rim.

    2. “OOO-Out of Office” by Nancy Thapa Mango and passionfruit margarita topped with diced mangoes, mint and a black salt rim.

 

Want to add your give-back promotion to this page? Click here to view our Cause Marketing Guidelines and learn more about how your brand can support our Food Bank. Please email Tessa Johnson at tjohnson@foodbankcenc.org with questions or to learn more.

Jun
14
Mon
2021
Grab & Go Kids Summer Meals @ Multiple locations & times
Jun 14 – Aug 20 all-day

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.

List of Grab & Go Meals for Kids

  • 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.