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!

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.

Feb
25
Thu
2021
Apply by 3/31: Kids Summer Meals Meal Vendors & Meal Sites Recruitment
Feb 25 – Mar 31 all-day
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 outside of traditional program dates so children can have access to free meals even when schools close for holiday breaks. The Food Bank will offer support across its 34-county service area to new and returning sites for Kids Summer Meals sponsorship.

Recruiting Kids Meals Sites:
Youth center, apartment complex, or other community group? If you are an organization, or know of an organization, that would like to provide free meal service for children this summer, please submit a Kids Summer Meals Site Application to request meal sponsorship.

Recruiting Meal Vendors:
Caterer, restaurant, commercial kitchen, or meal provider? If you would like to learn more about paid partnership to provide meals this summer, email Mercedes Sanders at msanders@foodbankcenc.org for more information.

Waivers for this year’s Kids Summer Meals service include:

  • Meals can be grab-and-go; it is not necessary for the children to eat on site.
  • Parents and guardians can pick up the meals for their children, without children needing to be present.
  • Sites and programs may be able to provide children and guardians with multiple meals during a single pick-up.

Questions?
Contact Mercedes Sanders at msanders@foodbankcenc.org

Mar
1
Mon
2021
Legal Feeding Frenzy (month long)
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

NC Legal Feeding Frenzy is an annual joint program of the NCBA Young Lawyers Division and Feeding the Carolinas food banks. It aims to fight hunger across North Carolina by uniting the legal community in support of local food banks.

For more information, and to register to support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, please visit https://nclegalfeedingfrenzy.com!

Legal Feeding Frenzy

National Nutrition Month®
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

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® Healthy Food Drive Calendar. So grab an empty box, and each day add one healthy item to donate. There’s a theme each week, and a few healthy tips for you along the way! At the end of the month, drop off your donation box at your local Food Bank Branch.

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March 2021 National Nutrition Month Calendar with suggested healthy food donations listed for each day

 

Spanish Language March 2021 National Nutrition Month Calendar with suggested healthy food donations listed for each day