2 06, 2019

Teacher Helps Her Hungry Students

2019-06-02T13:15:03-05:00

The first time Shannon received help with food, she was 8 years old. Now she is a middle school teacher and has students who arrive every day hungry. “It is your first worry every day as a teacher,” she says.

Teacher Helps Her Hungry Students2019-06-02T13:15:03-05:00
25 06, 2018

The Only Meal

2018-06-25T16:36:13-05:00

It’s lunchtime at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and all the children at Leadership Academy are enjoying a balanced meal with protein, fruits/veggies, grains, and milk, thanks to Food Bank CENC’s summer meals program. Then one of the supervisors comes back into the kitchen area. “Are there any leftover meals today?” she asks. “Some of the [...]

The Only Meal2018-06-25T16:36:13-05:00
1 08, 2017

Making history with Kids Summer Meals

2017-08-01T15:07:15-05:00

The Kids Summer Meals (KSM) Program is off and running with one of the busiest summers yet. KSM continues to work to alleviate childhood hunger in the most vulnerable months for low-income families. In June alone we provided 47,447 meals to 4,500 kids who normally rely on free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch throughout the [...]

Making history with Kids Summer Meals2017-08-01T15:07:15-05:00
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
24 02, 2017

The Power of One

2017-02-24T14:56:25-05:00

The damaging flood waters Hurricane Matthew brought have long since receded, yet so many families in our service area are trying to get back to some type of normalcy. Too many are still living out of hotels. Too many have lost their jobs. And too many do not have enough to eat. The Food Bank immediately [...]

The Power of One2017-02-24T14:56:25-05:00
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
29 08, 2016

Food Bank CENC helps kids go back to school

2016-08-29T09:38:51-05:00

When the summer heat (finally!) starts to break, that means one thing in North Carolina: Back to School. In the hunger relief world, we know that’s a good thing. Nearly 300,000 children in our 34-county service area rely on the free and reduced-cost meals at school to get them through the day. But the excitement [...]

Food Bank CENC helps kids go back to school2016-08-29T09:38:51-05:00
24 08, 2016

In The News: Until school starts, summer meals continue

2016-08-24T11:39:43-05:00

This summer marks the eighth year that the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has administered Kids Summer Meals programs. We work together with partner agencies across our 34-county service territory to ensure that children in low-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access [...]

In The News: Until school starts, summer meals continue2016-08-24T11:39:43-05:00
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
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