28 06, 2017

In The News: Summer food program provides meals to kids in need

2017-06-28T17:33:32-05:00

Schools across N.C. are out for the summer, and here at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, out team has kicked off our 9th summer administrating the Kids Summer Meals Program. : @nkhyouthamb "FIRST DAY OF SUMMER MEALS!! Make sure to text "FOODNC" to 877-877 to find a site near you! #KidsSummerMeals [...]

In The News: Summer food program provides meals to kids in need2017-06-28T17:33:32-05:00
27 03, 2017

Meet Sara: Food Bank CENC’s new Nutrition Education Manager

2017-03-27T12:17:53-05:00

Hi, I'm Sara, and I am so excited to join the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina as the Nutrition Education Manager! I have been a Registered Dietitian for five years and had a variety of experiences in WIC, School Nutrition, and with Cooperative Extension. I’m the newest member to Food Bank CENC’s [...]

Meet Sara: Food Bank CENC’s new Nutrition Education Manager2017-03-27T12:17:53-05:00
15 03, 2017

Three questions (and answers) about our new Community Health & Engagement Department

2017-03-15T10:59:47-05:00

In the Fall of 2016, Food Bank CENC launched a new Community Health and Engagement Department, under the leadership of Gideon Adams. He took the time to answer some questions about what this means for hunger and health in our 34-county service area.   First off, why start a new department? The primary purpose of this [...]

Three questions (and answers) about our new Community Health & Engagement Department2017-03-15T10:59:47-05:00
23 01, 2017

Food Bank CENC’s top 6 moments of 2016

2017-01-23T09:50:00-05:00

2016 was a banner year for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. From a new building, to a new department, to a new record, here’s 6 moments that stand out from the rest as we look back on 2016. We fed more people than ever before! Our 6 Branches distributed over 64 [...]

Food Bank CENC’s top 6 moments of 20162017-01-23T09:50:00-05:00
8 06, 2016

Let Me Tell You a Story About Summertime

2016-06-08T16:26:19-05:00

“I’m Sarah and I am in the 4th grade. I do well in school and have lots of friends. Usually, I am very outgoing but lately I am quiet and nervous. There are only a few more weeks of school and I am not looking forward to it ending. No school means no food, no [...]

Let Me Tell You a Story About Summertime2016-06-08T16:26:19-05:00
30 04, 2016

Kids Cafe Programs Stand Out in the Community

2016-04-30T18:34:47-05:00

Throughout the school year, the Food Bank manages our Kids Cafe program, which is an after-school program that offers tutoring, nutrition education, mentoring and nutritious meals to children at risk of hunger. Each Kids Cafe site is operated in partnership with a respected community agency to provide the attention and accountability needed to ensure quality [...]

Kids Cafe Programs Stand Out in the Community2016-04-30T18:34:47-05:00
2 03, 2016

How You Can Help Ensure Healthy Food For All

2016-03-02T20:50:53-05:00

Eating healthy food every day is a luxury for over half a million people in Central and Eastern North Carolina. Thousands of working families can’t afford fresh fruit, whole grains, or lean meat rich with protein. When children don’t eat enough nutritious food, it affects their ability to learn new things in school, and they [...]

How You Can Help Ensure Healthy Food For All2016-03-02T20:50:53-05:00
29 12, 2015

10 Amazing Things We Achieved Together This Year

2015-12-29T16:27:18-05:00

For many of us, the end of the year brings celebrations and a time for reflection. In 2015, we provided more meals than ever before, expanded our programs for children and seniors, and raised awareness of food insecurity in central & eastern North Carolina, all thanks to awesome supporters like you. Here are 10 things [...]

10 Amazing Things We Achieved Together This Year2015-12-29T16:27:18-05:00
27 08, 2015

Making Summer Awesome for Kids in North Carolina

2015-08-27T17:10:21-05:00

By Gideon Adams, Senior Manager, Programs & Outreach This summer… 6,300 more children could depend on a healthy meal five days a week. 6,300 more children had enough energy to play outside and continue to learn all summer long. 6,300 more children didn’t have to worry about their next meal and could enjoy their summer [...]

Making Summer Awesome for Kids in North Carolina2015-08-27T17:10:21-05:00
23 08, 2015

Video: How We Served Hot Meals to Kids This Summer

2015-08-23T20:31:42-05:00

Over half of all the children in our 34-county service area depend on the meals provided by their school as their primary source of food. While school cafeterias were closed this summer, we served more than 220,000 meals to 5,500 children through our Kids Summer Meals program. At more than 130 churches, schools, community centers, [...]

Video: How We Served Hot Meals to Kids This Summer2015-08-23T20:31:42-05:00