16 05, 2018

SNAP decisions in Farm Bill have potential to impact future nutrition options for millions

2018-05-16T13:43:44-05:00

Guest Blog by Seth Palmer │ Food Bank CENC Social Media Ambassador In previous years, the Farm Bill has passed without much consequence. The bill has historically been a bipartisan ‘support and stabilization’ mechanism for the country’s agricultural sector. But it also covers multiple food and nutrition programs under the control of the US Department of Agriculture. In addition [...]

SNAP decisions in Farm Bill have potential to impact future nutrition options for millions2018-05-16T13:43:44-05:00
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
23 03, 2017

Peter: Unwavering in the face of need

2017-03-23T14:37:37-05:00

Dear Friend of the Food Bank, During times of change our friends and neighbors who are living with food insecurity and who are considered most vulnerable, can feel even more uncertain about what the future may hold for them. Despite many times of change during our 35-year history, the Food Bank, working together with our [...]

Peter: Unwavering in the face of need2017-03-23T14:37:37-05:00
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
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
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
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
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
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