Initiatives & Events

Nov
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2020
Holiday Meals Match
Nov 1 – Dec 31 all-day

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. 

Tis the season. Fill 2x as many hungry tummies. Your gift now can be doubled! Give today

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 more than ever we want the families we support to have enough healthy and nutritious food this holiday season. Help us provide hope and ensure the families we serve have what they need to enjoy a warm, safe, and happy holiday season with their loved ones.

Visit foodbankcenc.org/hope to make a MATCHED donation and provide hope with a warm meal for 2x as many people in need this holiday season. 

Moved by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, generous friends of the Food Bank have created the largest match pot in our 40 year history: $292,000! We need you to give what you are able, by December 31, so that we can reach the full match potential — providing balanced meals and hope to neighbors across our service area.

Thank you to our Holiday Meals Match Sponsors!

Other ways you can help the Food Bank meet the increased need:

  1. Involve your friends – Want to mobilize your neighborhood, church group, or family? Holding a Virtual Food Drive is a great way to help – while practicing social distancing. Visit foodbankcenc.org/vfd to get started!
  2. Donate time – 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 to best accommodate social distancing. We are also limiting volunteering to ages 18-60 at this time, to best protect vulnerable populations.
  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.  Visit https://foodbankcenc.org/get-involved/host-a-food-fund-drive/ to get more information!
Jan
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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.