Retail Donation Program
Thanks to partnerships with most local grocery stores the Food Bank and our partner agencies can pick up and distribute millions of pounds of food each year that would have otherwise been unnecessarily discarded.
The donations from our retail partners consist of high quality, protein rich items such as meats, produce, deli foods, and baked goods.
Farmers and Growers
Partnerships with local, North Carolina Farmers and growers allows the Food Bank to provide our partner agencies with fresh produce and proteins including fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and eggs.
Each partnership is unique, and the Food Bank works to make the donation process as easy as possible for our agriculture partners.
In some cases, the Food Bank receives the excess of harvest – perhaps a farmer has grown more than they can sell – and we can ensure it reaches people in need. Other times we may receive products that don’t meet the aesthetic required for retail sale or have been gleaned from a field following the original harvest.
The Food Bank is fortunate to be located in an area of the state with many food manufacturing partners who are dedicated to this community.
The donations from our food manufacturing partners consist of things like canned and jarred fruits and vegetables, and other types of dairy and proteins.