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
14 11, 2015

My Wake-Up Call in Wake County

2015-11-14T12:42:26-05:00

By Matt Abele, Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC I recently signed up to serve as a Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. I joined at the request of my friend Molly, a Food Bank staff member. But it didn’t take long [...]

My Wake-Up Call in Wake County2015-11-14T12:42:26-05:00
29 10, 2015

How a Food Pantry Turns Tears into Smiles

2015-10-29T20:16:06-04:00

When you approach The Capital Church Food Pantry in Garner, the warmth of the room pulls you in. Then the volunteers do. “This is a huggin’ bunch!” said Iris Motley, the food pantry coordinator. “We hug everyone who comes in here. Because we don’t just want to feed them, we want to build them up, [...]

How a Food Pantry Turns Tears into Smiles2015-10-29T20:16:06-04:00
10 08, 2015

Mackenzie Makes an Even Bigger Difference with Her New Pantry

2015-08-10T11:46:22-04:00

A few weeks ago we told you the story of Mackenzie Hinson, a 10-year-old (who has since turned 11!) that started her own food pantry at her church in Goldsboro. Well, Mackenzie wanted you to know that thanks to tremendous support from her community, she has moved her food pantry to a larger site with [...]

Mackenzie Makes an Even Bigger Difference with Her New Pantry2015-08-10T11:46:22-04:00
20 07, 2015

Not Your Average 10-Year-Old

2015-07-20T16:55:39-04:00

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-Old2015-07-20T16:55:39-04:00
9 07, 2015

A Letter from Our New Eastern Regional Director

2015-07-09T14:45:57-04:00

Dear Friend of the Food Bank, Lance and his family in their new neighborhood in Greenville. I’m Lance Barton, the new Eastern Regional Director at the Food Bank. My family and I recently moved from Northern Virginia to join the Greenville community and serve our neighbors in need through the Food Bank’s Greenville [...]

A Letter from Our New Eastern Regional Director2015-07-09T14:45:57-04:00
3 03, 2015

After Winter Storms, a Brief Sigh of Relief

2015-03-03T18:00:58-05:00

As schools finally re-open this week, we're working hard to make sure the millions of food insecure families affected by the winter storms can begin to recover from almost two weeks of lost meals. One way we do that is by supporting our partner agencies, providing as much food as possible to them so that [...]

After Winter Storms, a Brief Sigh of Relief2015-03-03T18:00:58-05:00
20 02, 2015

What Snow Days Mean for People Struggling with Hunger

2020-02-21T10:07:12-05:00

By Earline E. Middleton | VP of Partner Services & Public Policy When winter weather hits, we all feel apprehensive about what the coming days may bring. Families must make arrangements to care for their children when school is canceled or delayed. Businesses close, people stay home. Stories of people cleaning out the milk [...]

What Snow Days Mean for People Struggling with Hunger2020-02-21T10:07:12-05:00
19 12, 2014

The Day I Found Hunger Close to Home

2014-12-19T10:35:39-05:00

By Molly Rivera   As a Food Bank staff member, I've traveled to many churches, schools, community centers, and food pantries across our 34 county service area to meet people living with food insecurity and help tell the story of hunger in our communities. I've visited a Kids Cafe in Rockingham, a food pantry in [...]

The Day I Found Hunger Close to Home2014-12-19T10:35:39-05:00
3 10, 2014

What is a partner agency anyway?

2014-10-03T14:50:39-04:00

A partner agency is our umbrella term for nonprofits such as food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers, and other organizations that provide emergency food assistance to people in need. These agencies are on the front lines of hunger, directly providing food and other human services to their community. Across our 34 county service [...]

What is a partner agency anyway?2014-10-03T14:50:39-04:00