15 05, 2018

Peter: Almost to the limits

2018-05-15T15:01:34-05:00

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 limits2018-05-15T15:01:34-05:00
1 08, 2017

Making history with Kids Summer Meals

2017-08-01T15:07:15-05:00

The Kids Summer Meals (KSM) Program is off and running with one of the busiest summers yet. KSM continues to work to alleviate childhood hunger in the most vulnerable months for low-income families. In June alone we provided 47,447 meals to 4,500 kids who normally rely on free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch throughout the [...]

Making history with Kids Summer Meals2017-08-01T15:07:15-05:00
3 04, 2017

Integrity is at our core

2017-04-03T11:40:54-05:00

The Food Bank staff and board members live by six core values to effectively and efficiently serve those who are food insecure in our 34-county service area: teamwork, respect, compassion, dedication, fun, and integrity. While every one of these core values is key to the work of the Food Bank, integrity is perhaps the most [...]

Integrity is at our core2017-04-03T11:40:54-05:00
14 03, 2017

Look what your donations helped us accomplish in 2016!

2017-03-14T10:20:59-05:00

Thanks to your dedication & support of our mission we distributed more than 64 million pounds of food to our 34 counties last year. And we invite you see what we accomplished together by viewing the 2016 Impact Report. While it has been a time of expansion in services and planning to implement new resources, [...]

Look what your donations helped us accomplish in 2016!2017-03-14T10:20:59-05:00
5 11, 2015

The Story of 3808 Tarheel Drive (and who we have to thank for it)

2015-11-05T11:46:20-05:00

Tonight the Food Bank is honoring our Hunt-Morgridge Service Awardees, Jack and Mary Hofler, for their lifetime of service to the Food Bank and their community. Read on to hear their story and how they fueled our mission for more than 20 years. Jack and Mary Hofler moved to Raleigh in the 1960s when Jack was asked by his [...]

The Story of 3808 Tarheel Drive (and who we have to thank for it)2015-11-05T11:46:20-05:00
10 10, 2015

Honoring Pat, Hunger Hero since 1988

2015-10-10T19:16:36-05:00

Meet Pat. Pat joined the Food Bank staff in January of 1988. During her 27 years of service, she logged almost 53,000 hours of hard work, a record in the history of the Food Bank. Over the years Pat has witnessed incredible growth at our organization. When she joined the Food Bank team, we had [...]

Honoring Pat, Hunger Hero since 19882015-10-10T19:16:36-05:00
31 07, 2015

The Food Bank at New Bern Marks Five Years of Service

2015-07-31T11:35:05-05:00

Just five years ago, unemployment rates and the price of food and gas skyrocketed as people across the country tried to get back on their feet after the recession. Thousands of families in North Carolina were forced to choose between filling up their gas tank so they could drive to work or buying groceries to feed [...]

The Food Bank at New Bern Marks Five Years of Service2015-07-31T11:35:05-05:00
10 02, 2015

Born in Crisis, Greenville Branch Continues to Serve Urgent Need

2015-02-10T18:15:55-05:00

By Christal Andrews, Outreach Coordinator at the Greenville Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC   1999 was a historic year for the Food Bank. We opened our very first branch in Durham, bringing us to three total branches across central North Carolina. We opened our first Child Nutrition Program to serve [...]

Born in Crisis, Greenville Branch Continues to Serve Urgent Need2015-02-10T18:15:55-05:00
29 01, 2015

Throwback Thursday to Our First Child Nutrition Program

2015-01-29T16:55:25-05:00

The very first child nutrition program we opened to serve local kids in need was an after-school program on Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh. Our after-school program for kids called Kids Cafe began in 1999 with 5 Kids Cafe sites thanks to founding partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The program now supports 30 Kids [...]

Throwback Thursday to Our First Child Nutrition Program2015-01-29T16:55:25-05:00
16 01, 2015

Our Raleigh Branch on the Move

2015-01-16T17:35:27-05:00

You may have heard that we need a new building for our Raleigh distribution center. Here’s some more information about how our Raleigh Branch works and why we are looking for a larger space. Partner Agencies pick up food at our Raleigh distribution center. Photo credit: Donn Young Six days a week, Food [...]

Our Raleigh Branch on the Move2015-01-16T17:35:27-05:00