27 03, 2017

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

2017-03-27T12:17:53-04:00

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 Manager2017-03-27T12:17:53-04:00
8 01, 2016

A Woman with a Big Heart

2019-12-23T11:58:39-05:00

While visiting one of our partner agencies in Orange County, we saw a woman struggling to pack several bags of food into her car. We approached her and asked if we could help. As we lifted heavy bags of food into her vehicle, she told us she was picking up food for herself and six [...]

A Woman with a Big Heart2019-12-23T11:58:39-05:00
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

2015-10-01T14:31:26-04:00

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 Challenge2015-10-01T14:31:26-04:00
24 09, 2015

It’s About More Than a Temporary Inconvenience

2015-09-24T20:45:23-04:00

          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 Inconvenience2015-09-24T20:45:23-04:00
22 09, 2015

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

2015-09-22T21:02:06-04:00

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?2015-09-22T21:02:06-04:00
21 09, 2015

Hunger Challenge: Preparing for $4.21 a Day

2015-09-21T20:20:52-04:00

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 Day2015-09-21T20:20:52-04:00
19 09, 2015

Why You Should Take Our Hunger Challenge

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

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 Challenge2015-09-19T19:04:24-04:00