13 10, 2017

President/CEO Peter Werbicki on SNAP

2017-10-13T15:59:56-05:00

Updated February 2018 Every day at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a little different. We never know who will walk through our doors in need of food, education and community connections, or support with state and federal benefits. We recently heard from Laura, a single mom whose work hours had been [...]

President/CEO Peter Werbicki on SNAP2017-10-13T15:59:56-05:00
6 09, 2017

Guest Blog: In just a SNAP, food access for thousands is provided

2017-09-06T17:04:46-05:00

By Seth Palmer │ Food Bank CENC Social Media Ambassador For the entirety of my life, I have been fortunate to say that I have never been unsure of where my next meal was coming from. Unfortunately, though, this is not the case for thousands of men, women, and children throughout North Carolina and across [...]

Guest Blog: In just a SNAP, food access for thousands is provided2017-09-06T17:04:46-05:00
16 05, 2016

Thousands of Seniors Suffer Silently

2016-05-16T16:31:33-05:00

When our Benefits Outreach Coordinators travel across Food Bank CENC’s 34 county service area, they hear a lot of “No.” Do you receive food stamps? No.Do you want to see if you’re eligible for them? No. It's their jobs to increase access to FNS Benefits (known nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP and [...]

Thousands of Seniors Suffer Silently2016-05-16T16:31:33-05:00
1 10, 2015

After Just Seven Days: What I Learned from the Hunger Challenge

2015-10-01T14:31:26-05:00

By Jon Jaeger, Food Bank Hunger Challenge participant Lunchtime. For many people, lunchtime makes for a welcome break in the day to get through slow mornings and re-energize for long afternoons. Many look forward to the short pause while enjoying a satisfying meal. At my workplace, we have food trucks in the area almost every [...]

After Just Seven Days: What I Learned from the Hunger Challenge2015-10-01T14:31:26-05:00
24 09, 2015

It’s About More Than a Temporary Inconvenience

2015-09-24T20:45:23-05:00

          This week Food Bank staff and community members are taking the Hunger Challenge to get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in North Carolina that receive FNS benefits and live on just $4.21 worth of food each day. Every day this week we’ll publish a round-up of [...]

It’s About More Than a Temporary Inconvenience2015-09-24T20:45:23-05:00
21 09, 2015

Hunger Challenge: Preparing for $4.21 a Day

2015-09-21T20:20:52-05:00

This week Food Bank staff and community members are taking the Hunger Challenge to get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in North Carolina that receive FNS benefits and live on just $4.21 worth of food each day. Every day this week we’ll publish a round-up of posts and photos from participants [...]

Hunger Challenge: Preparing for $4.21 a Day2015-09-21T20:20:52-05:00
19 09, 2015

Why You Should Take Our Hunger Challenge

2015-09-19T19:04:24-05:00

By Emily Kraft, Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator in Wilmington In my job, I meet, talk to, and help people every day. Seniors, parents, students, people between jobs or those trying to hold down three different jobs. I meet them because I want to help them apply to receive some extra money to buy food. The [...]

Why You Should Take Our Hunger Challenge2015-09-19T19:04:24-05:00
23 01, 2015

Five Big Goals for 2015

2015-01-23T17:33:59-05:00

We told you about what we accomplished in 2014. Here’s what we’re working on this year:   Distribute between 50-52 million pounds of food That’s more than 140,000 meals a day! Our fleet of 19 trucks expects to travel over 500,000 miles and deliver 26 tractor trailers full of food every week. Food Bank staff [...]

Five Big Goals for 20152015-01-23T17:33:59-05:00
3 09, 2014

What We Learned from Eating $4.06 a Day

2014-09-03T14:04:01-05:00

Last week, over 30 Food Bank staff and community members took the FNS Challenge and ate only $4.06 worth of food each day in order to get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people that receive FNS benefits in our region. Read below to hear about Larry's experience and lessons learned as well [...]

What We Learned from Eating $4.06 a Day2014-09-03T14:04:01-05:00