3 05, 2019

Building Community — Meeting the Need

2019-05-03T14:42:51-05:00

Our local network of Partner Agency food pantries in Jones County are still closed due to damage form Florence. So for the first time in FBCENC's nearly 40-year history, we are operating our own pantry.

Building Community — Meeting the Need2019-05-03T14:42:51-05:00
7 03, 2018

An exciting Year 1 for Nutrition Education at Food Bank CENC

2018-03-07T13:51:06-05:00

March is National Nutrition Month. Here at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, it’s also the anniversary of when we hired our first Nutrition Education Manager: Sara Clement, RD, LDN. In March 2017 Sara joined our new Community Health and Engagement Department, and quickly set to work infusing health and nutrition into [...]

An exciting Year 1 for Nutrition Education at Food Bank CENC2018-03-07T13:51:06-05:00
14 12, 2017

Pantry makeovers make way for more food

2017-12-14T14:52:04-05:00

Tackling the meal gap Last year Food Bank CENC distributed 70 million pounds of food across our 34-county service area. That equates to nearly 59 million meals for neighbors in need. Food distributed by Food Bank CENC is fiscal year 2016-17 Despite these record highs for our organization, we know there is still [...]

Pantry makeovers make way for more food2017-12-14T14:52:04-05:00
23 01, 2017

Food Bank CENC’s top 6 moments of 2016

2017-01-23T09:50:00-05:00

2016 was a banner year for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. From a new building, to a new department, to a new record, here’s 6 moments that stand out from the rest as we look back on 2016. We fed more people than ever before! Our 6 Branches distributed over 64 [...]

Food Bank CENC’s top 6 moments of 20162017-01-23T09:50:00-05:00
14 10, 2016

Where can I get food, following Hurricane Matthew?

2016-10-14T15:04:20-05:00

Since Hurricane Matthew hit, numerous individuals, businesses, and groups have given generously to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. (Here's how you can help too!) We're so fortunate to be supported by such a strong community. As we work to get food and basic household items to the people affected by Hurricane Matthew, our [...]

Where can I get food, following Hurricane Matthew?2016-10-14T15:04:20-05:00
23 09, 2016

Pantry facelift helps community, inspires volunteers

2016-09-23T17:20:09-05:00

By Caitlin Cohn, Retail Program Supervisor Food Lion employees and Baker Family Ministry volunteers are all smiles after two incredible days There are many parts of my job as the Retail Program Supervisor that I find rewarding, but nothing is more rewarding than days when our retail partners, Food Bank CENC staff, and [...]

Pantry facelift helps community, inspires volunteers2016-09-23T17:20:09-05:00
7 04, 2016

How a Food Pantry Helped Kelly Battle Cancer

2016-04-07T12:47:51-05:00

Kelly volunteering at a food pantry in Knightdale. She wanted to give back after they gave her food for her own family. Kelly was in a dire situation when she drove into the parking lot of Community Helpers, one of our partner agencies in Knightdale. Fighting cancer for the fourth time, she just endured a surgery [...]

How a Food Pantry Helped Kelly Battle Cancer2016-04-07T12:47:51-05:00
18 03, 2016

When Diabetes Care Comes in a Box

2016-03-18T16:30:50-05:00

Managing diabetes can be stressful for anyone. But when compounded by food insecurity, it can be even more difficult to adhere to strict dietary guidelines. This chronic medical condition also strains household budgets, forcing many low-income diabetics to choose between healthy food and their life-saving medication. More than a third of the households we serve [...]

When Diabetes Care Comes in a Box2016-03-18T16:30:50-05:00
28 02, 2016

The Best Thing Going On in Warsaw

2016-02-28T21:09:17-05:00

On the first Tuesday of every month we send a truck full of fresh food to Warsaw Baptist Church, one of our partner agencies in Warsaw. That morning, Pastor David Gasperson, the coordinator of the Warsaw Baptist Church Food Pantry, gathers between 16 and 30 volunteers to put together grocery bags for more than 160 families in [...]

The Best Thing Going On in Warsaw2016-02-28T21:09:17-05:00
31 01, 2016

When the Rut is Higher Than Your Head

2016-01-31T18:15:58-05:00

By Erin O'Donnell, Wilmington Outreach Coordinator On a quiet street a few blocks south from the heart of downtown Wilmington you’ll find Tileston Outreach, one of our partner agencies that gives food, clothes, basic health services, and furniture to 160 people in need every week. When you fall on really hard times, this is the place [...]

When the Rut is Higher Than Your Head2016-01-31T18:15:58-05:00