25 06, 2018

The Only Meal


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 Meal2018-06-25T16:36:13-04:00
15 05, 2018

Peter: Almost to the limits


Dear Friends, Having marked my 20-year anniversary serving the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, I often reflect to the staff how much has changed for the better since I started in 1997. More staff, more trucks, bigger facilities, increased community support through donations and volunteers. It’s truly stunning to think back on. Unfortunately, [...]

Peter: Almost to the limits2018-05-15T15:01:34-04:00
28 06, 2017

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


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 need2017-06-28T17:33:32-04:00
24 02, 2017

The Power of One


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


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


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 school2016-08-29T09:38:51-04:00
24 08, 2016

In The News: Until school starts, summer meals continue


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 continue2016-08-24T11:39:43-04:00
8 06, 2016

Let Me Tell You a Story About Summertime


“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 Summertime2016-06-08T16:26:19-04:00
16 04, 2016

Three Kids Who Are Especially Awesome


What motivates people to volunteer? Many feel compassion, a sense of community, and a desire to give to those less fortunate than themselves. We are continually in awe of our volunteers as they give up their free time, and instead work hard to help someone they will likely never meet. So you can imagine our amazement when [...]

Three Kids Who Are Especially Awesome2016-04-16T11:05:04-04:00
13 10, 2015

When Doing Good Goes Mobile


It was an exciting day at the Food Bank! Today our good friends at Food Lion generously donated a brand new truck that will be used as a Mobile Food Pantry. This unique vehicle, first-of-its-kind for our food bank, will empower us to provide more food, including more fresh produce, to high-need pockets of our [...]

When Doing Good Goes Mobile2015-10-13T21:02:12-04:00