During this Hunger Action Month (September), we’re asking you to “Share Your Why” – why it is important to you personally to support the Food Bank and hunger relief? Before starting at the Food Bank more than 20 years ago, I made a conscious effort to seek out a career where I could give back to the community. Fortunately, I was hired at the Food Bank and with each passing year it has been more clear that we not only need to nourish our friends and neighbors, we need to help build solutions to food security.
We recently received updated data from Feeding America about what hunger looks like in our 34-county service area and the number of adults facing hunger has gone down since last year. This means our combined efforts to fight hunger are working.
While the overall number of people who are food insecure has gone down, we also learned from this most recent report that two very important populations have not seen much change in the right direction: our children and the senior citizens in our community.
But with just under 600,000 living with food insecurity, we cannot let up. We must keep getting food to people in need while building solutions that end hunger permanently. I hope you will “Share Your Why” with us and while doing so, renew your commitment to our mission that No One Goes Hungry.
Thank you for all you do,
President & CEO
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina