27 03, 2017

Meet Sara: Food Bank CENC’s new Nutrition Education Manager

2017-03-27T12:17:53-05:00

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 [...]

Meet Sara: Food Bank CENC’s new Nutrition Education Manager2017-03-27T12:17:53-05:00
8 01, 2016

A Woman with a Big Heart

2016-01-08T12:00:36-05:00

By Zach Nissen, Food & Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator While visiting one of our partner agencies in Orange County, I saw a woman struggling to pack several bags of food into her car. I approached her and asked if I could help. As I lifted heavy bags of food into her vehicle, she told me [...]

A Woman with a Big Heart2016-01-08T12:00:36-05:00
4 12, 2015

Getting By on Bread and Water

2015-12-04T17:16:56-05:00

By Zach Nissen, Food Bank Food & Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator Accepting help can be difficult for a person who has worked their whole life to build a secure future. Like Mary, a 91-year-old widow living in Durham whom I recently met while doing outreach in the community. She broke her hip earlier this year [...]

Getting By on Bread and Water2015-12-04T17:16:56-05:00
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
22 09, 2015

What Would You Do if There Just Wasn’t Enough?

2015-09-22T21:02:06-05:00

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 [...]

What Would You Do if There Just Wasn’t Enough?2015-09-22T21:02:06-05:00
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