23 08, 2015

Video: How We Served Hot Meals to Kids This Summer


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 Summer2015-08-23T20:31:42-04:00
20 07, 2015

Not Your Average 10-Year-Old


Mackenzie outside of our Raleigh Branch Most 10-year-olds spend their days playing Minecraft and posting selfies on Instagram. But not Mackenzie. Last year Mackenzie Hinson volunteered 1,000 hours of service, divided among a host of different causes. She made care packages for families with seriously ill children. She led a team at a [...]

Not Your Average 10-Year-Old2015-07-20T16:55:39-04:00
2 07, 2015

This Morning at Breakfast


This morning these children ate their breakfast at a Kids Summer Meals site in Durham. Their favorite part of the meal? Pouring the milk into the cereal. After they finished eating, they got to go outside and play. A boy finishes his cereal while sitting next to his brother at a Kids Summer Meals site. [...]

This Morning at Breakfast2015-07-02T11:23:49-04:00
24 06, 2015

How a Boy Helped Feed His Family


By Tyler Weidig, Kids Summer Meals Program Supervisor A young boy sat quietly at a table as he politely but quickly devoured a sandwich at a small community center in southeast Durham. It was lunchtime and he was out of school for the summer. After he finished his meal, he quietly stood up from the [...]

How a Boy Helped Feed His Family2015-06-24T16:10:56-04:00
7 06, 2015

One More Lunch till Summer


On the final day of the school year, many children in school will fidget in their desks, anxiously awaiting their beloved summer break. But 175,000 children across central & eastern North Carolina have something else on their mind: Will my family have enough food to eat this summer? Just over 300,000 (1 in 5) children in our 34 county service area depend on the meals provided by their school as their primary source of food. For so many of them, the breakfast served in their classroom, the free meal at lunchtime, and the two days worth of food given to them every Friday are a lifeline.

One More Lunch till Summer2015-06-07T20:01:48-04:00
7 04, 2015

Moore Co Recognizes a Leader and a Legend


We are thrilled to announce that Linda Hubbard, a former member of the Food Bank team now retired, has received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for Moore County. As the Director of the BackPack Pals program for more than ten years, Linda Hubbard provided hunger relief to our most vulnerable students in a county where [...]

Moore Co Recognizes a Leader and a Legend2015-04-07T12:27:39-04:00
20 02, 2015

What Snow Days Mean for People Struggling with Hunger


By Earline E. Middleton | VP of Partner Services & Public Policy When winter weather hits, we all feel apprehensive about what the coming days may bring. Families must make arrangements to care for their children when school is canceled or delayed. Businesses close, people stay home. Stories of people cleaning out the milk [...]

What Snow Days Mean for People Struggling with Hunger2020-02-21T10:07:12-05:00
29 01, 2015

Throwback Thursday to Our First Child Nutrition Program


The very first child nutrition program we opened to serve local kids in need was an after-school program on Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh. Our after-school program for kids called Kids Cafe began in 1999 with 5 Kids Cafe sites thanks to founding partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The program now supports 30 Kids [...]

Throwback Thursday to Our First Child Nutrition Program2015-01-29T16:55:25-05:00
5 12, 2014

The Story of One Thousand Thanksgivings


  Last month we told you the story of a group of churches in Moore County that come together every year to prepare Thanksgiving meals for kids and their families who receive weekend meals through the BackPack Pals Program at our Sandhills Branch. We told you that this year they expected to provide 900 meals to food [...]

The Story of One Thousand Thanksgivings2014-12-05T12:53:28-05:00
3 08, 2014

Why Hot Summer Meals are a Big Deal


Driving through Goldsboro, abandoned, broken-down warehouses pass by. It’s a quiet drive, peaceful even. And yet the decaying buildings serve as a reflection, a reminder, of the difficult circumstances that many people struggle with in this city. According to US Census data, 24.6 percent of people in Goldsboro live in poverty, compared to 21 percent [...]

Why Hot Summer Meals are a Big Deal2014-08-03T20:22:45-04:00