3 05, 2018

Reaching seniors with nutritious food

2018-05-03T13:38:56-05:00

Nello has lived in Halifax County his entire life – all 84 years. He enjoys life in Enfield, where he fishes, grows tomatoes in the summer, and cooks for his wife Lossie. But like nearly 14% of NC seniors, Nello and Lossie struggle to pay bills and buy the groceries they need. “As long as [...]

Reaching seniors with nutritious food2018-05-03T13:38:56-05:00
17 07, 2017

Guest Blog: Lulu Fights Hunger

2017-07-17T13:44:13-05:00

This content originally appeared on Lulu's blog, and has been reposted with permission. Rising temperatures and sunshine may have you dreaming of your summer getaway. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t go on vacation. It persists and is a daily concern for too many. Once your back from that vacation, think about offering some of your time to help the [...]

Guest Blog: Lulu Fights Hunger2017-07-17T13:44:13-05:00
5 04, 2017

What it’s like to spend Spring Break volunteering at Food Bank CENC

2017-04-05T12:03:05-05:00

In March, University of Georgia students in the IMPACT program spent their spring break learning about pressing social issues and addressing community needs through service. After volunteering at our Durham Branch, Monica Cheung reflected on the experience. Basmati rice. Organic Mac n’ Cheese. These items and other donated pantry staples zoomed past my eyes as [...]

What it’s like to spend Spring Break volunteering at Food Bank CENC2017-04-05T12:03:05-05:00
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
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
10 09, 2015

Volunteering at the Food Bank: Why it Matters to Me

2015-09-10T17:46:46-05:00

By Jennifer Spencer, Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC   Jennifer Spencer holds her Social Media Ambassador Certificate along with other Social Media Ambassadors Nathan Spencer, Lisa Sullivan, and #FoodBank24 host Gregory Ng. September is Hunger Action Month. When I say that, you might be conjuring up [...]

Volunteering at the Food Bank: Why it Matters to Me2015-09-10T17:46:46-05:00
4 09, 2015

Hunger Matters to Me Because…

2015-09-04T15:20:23-05:00

In honor of Hunger Action Month, we asked Food Bank staff members why hunger mattered to them. Here are some of their responses for why they work hard every day: Hunger Matters to me because… “We’re here to serve our families, friends, and neighbors in need.” “216,667 children should not be hungry.” “I get to [...]

Hunger Matters to Me Because…2015-09-04T15:20:23-05:00
13 08, 2015

Because of Awesome Supporters Like You

2015-08-13T10:19:21-05:00

What is the impact of your support for the Food Bank? Because of you... We provided more than 45 million meals to food insecure homes across our 34-county service area. We distributed more than 16 million pounds of fresh, nutritious produce to children, families, and seniors in need. We served more than 711,000 meals to children [...]

Because of Awesome Supporters Like You2015-08-13T10:19:21-05:00
20 07, 2015

Not Your Average 10-Year-Old

2015-07-20T16:55:39-05:00

Mackenzie outside of our Raleigh Branch Most 10-year-olds spend their days playing Minecraft and posting selfies on Instagram. But not Mackenzie. Last year Mackenzie Hinson volunteered 1,000 hours of service, divided among a host of different causes. She made care packages for families with seriously ill children. She led a team at a [...]

Not Your Average 10-Year-Old2015-07-20T16:55:39-05:00