Initiatives & Events

Feb
26
Wed
2020
Publix Food for Sharing @ Publix Super Markets
Feb 26 @ 12:00 am – Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm

Publix Food for Sharing program gives the customer the chance to donate food to help the hungry.  You can choose one of three donation amounts, and Publix will donate the food in that bundle to local food banks. More than $86 million in food has been donated since 2009 to help alleviate hunger in our communities.  Click here to find your local Publix store!

 

May
5
Tue
2020
#GivingTuesdayNow
May 5 all-day

#GivingTuesday Announces Day of Global Action for Giving and Unity in Response to COVID-19

To continue to help our most vulnerable neighbors, May 5th has been named #GivingTuesdayNow, a day of global unity. We invite you to join the movement, and make a donation to help us reach our 500,000 meal goal.

#givingtuesdaynow

Across our service area the need for food has never been more apparent or urgent than during COVID-19. Thanks to your support so far:

  • Seniors are continuing to receive monthly food boxes, without leaving home.
  • Our Kids Summer Meals sites are up and running early, providing children with their missing school meals.
  • Our network of partner agencies can remain open and keep food flowing to our communities that are in desperate need.

With a #GivingTuesdayNow gift, you can provide food and security to so many struggling families. Please give as generously as you can now or on May 5th.

During this historic time of distance, let’s show the world we can still come together to help one another. Together, we are nourishing our neighbors.


For the latest news around the Food Bank’s COVID-19 response, visit foodbankcenc.org/covid19

May
28
Thu
2020
Canceled – New Bern #StopSummerHunger Kick Off @ St Andrews Lutheran Church
May 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Canceled - New Bern #StopSummerHunger Kick Off @ St Andrews Lutheran Church

As the weather heats up, many North Carolinians start planning vacations and days by the pool. But in the 34 counties the Food Bank serves, just over 300,000 (1 in 5) children are eligible for free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch at school, and rely on the free and reduced-cost meals at school to get them through the day. During the summer, school meals are no longer available. For them, summertime doesn’t mean a fun-filled vacation. For them, no school means no meals.

#StopSummerHunger is our annual initiative to raise awareness, funds, and food to feed these children and their families during this season of increased need. Join other New Bern-area hunger fighters as we kick off #StopSummerHunger 2020. We will be recognizing Partner Agencies who are feeding children as well as Sponsors who are supporting the #StopSummerHunger initiative.

Light breakfast foods and beverages will be served. Free parking available.

RSVP to George Young, Eastern Regional Director at gyoung@FoodBankCENC.org