Programs at the Food Bank

Community Health and Engagement

The Food Bank not only feeds those who are hungry; we also work to benefit community health. The nutritional value of the foods we eat, and the access to that food, has a profound effect on our overall health. 

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Disaster Relief

When a disaster strikes, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina collects and delivers food and supplies to impacted areas, providing relief and recovery to victims in our community. The Food Bank is supporting communities in their relief efforts for the long haul.

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Federal Nutrition Programs

Federal nutrition programs lift millions of families and individuals out of poverty, alleviate food insecurity, and have proven cost-effective impact on the health and well-being of people in our communities. The Food Bank operates, and is reimbursed for, multiple federal nutrition programs to support families, children, senior citizens, and individuals.

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Food Distribution

The Food Bank works every day to provide nutritious food to people struggling with hunger. After food arrives at our distribution centers and is sorted by our staff and volunteers, it is then distributed to our network of nonprofit partner agencies —organizations that include food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

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Children’s Programs

Every year, the Food Bank provides healthy food to children, so they are able to build the skills to be whatever they want to be in life. Through agency distributions, targeted child nutrition programs, and education programs, the Food Bank is working to reach every child in need with healthy and fun food options. 

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Benefits Outreach

At the Food Bank, Benefits Outreach Coordinators are available to help answer questions about eligibility and the application process and assist with completing your application for benefits using our convenient fillable form.

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