My name is Jenny Ryan and I am the new Nutrition Education Coordinator. I am excited to be out with the neighbors we serve to showcase easy low-cost recipes across our 34 counties.
When invited to tour the Raleigh Branch facility, my answer was obviously, heck yes!
Food insecurity is a difficult term to understand, as is hunger in the United States – it’s a daunting and persistent crisis. Food insecurity is defined as “the inability to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy lifestyle.” For example, children and families in food-insecure households often have parents [...]
May is Older American’s Month, and at the Food Bank, we aim to celebrate their stories and wisdom while providing help to the 45,000 seniors living at or below the poverty line within our 34-county service area. And that’s not just limited to food. Did you know dehydration in our senior citizen community is a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]