28 06, 2017

In The News: Summer food program provides meals to kids in need

2017-06-28T17:33:32-05:00

Schools across N.C. are out for the summer, and here at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, out team has kicked off our 9th summer administrating the Kids Summer Meals Program. : @nkhyouthamb "FIRST DAY OF SUMMER MEALS!! Make sure to text "FOODNC" to 877-877 to find a site near you! #KidsSummerMeals [...]

In The News: Summer food program provides meals to kids in need2017-06-28T17:33:32-05:00
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
24 08, 2016

In The News: Until school starts, summer meals continue

2016-08-24T11:39:43-05:00

This summer marks the eighth year that the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has administered Kids Summer Meals programs. We work together with partner agencies across our 34-county service territory to ensure that children in low-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access [...]

In The News: Until school starts, summer meals continue2016-08-24T11:39:43-05:00
30 04, 2016

Kids Cafe Programs Stand Out in the Community

2016-04-30T18:34:47-05:00

Throughout the school year, the Food Bank manages our Kids Cafe program, which is an after-school program that offers tutoring, nutrition education, mentoring and nutritious meals to children at risk of hunger. Each Kids Cafe site is operated in partnership with a respected community agency to provide the attention and accountability needed to ensure quality [...]

Kids Cafe Programs Stand Out in the Community2016-04-30T18:34:47-05:00
10 03, 2016

Child Nutrition is About More Than Food

2016-03-10T16:10:10-05:00

By Christi Mallasch, Child Nutrition Programs Supervisor at the Food Bank CENC When we think about nutrition, it makes sense that we first think about healthy food. When you are as passionate and focused on a mission as the team here at the Food Bank, it’s easy to fall into the habit of thinking of [...]

Child Nutrition is About More Than Food2016-03-10T16:10:10-05:00
2 03, 2016

How You Can Help Ensure Healthy Food For All

2016-03-02T20:50:53-05:00

Eating healthy food every day is a luxury for over half a million people in Central and Eastern North Carolina. Thousands of working families can’t afford fresh fruit, whole grains, or lean meat rich with protein. When children don’t eat enough nutritious food, it affects their ability to learn new things in school, and they [...]

How You Can Help Ensure Healthy Food For All2016-03-02T20:50:53-05:00
29 12, 2015

10 Amazing Things We Achieved Together This Year

2015-12-29T16:27:18-05:00

For many of us, the end of the year brings celebrations and a time for reflection. In 2015, we provided more meals than ever before, expanded our programs for children and seniors, and raised awareness of food insecurity in central & eastern North Carolina, all thanks to awesome supporters like you. Here are 10 things [...]

10 Amazing Things We Achieved Together This Year2015-12-29T16:27:18-05:00
15 12, 2015

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year–Except for Kids like Bradley

2015-12-15T14:37:02-05:00

By Gideon Adams, Senior Manager, Programs and Outreach There are lots of reasons for Bradley to feel excited about going to school. He’s five-years-old, and couldn’t wait to start Kindergarten. Like the other kids, he looks forward to reading books with his teacher, making arts and crafts, and playing outside with his friends. But for [...]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year–Except for Kids like Bradley2015-12-15T14:37:02-05:00
25 11, 2015

Sasha’s Thanksgiving Dinner

2015-11-25T17:05:23-05:00

By Michael Cotten, Director of the Food Bank at Sandhills Sasha comes to the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills every day after school. She likes to do arts and crafts, go in the computer lab, and play basketball in the gym. Her favorite part, though, is the warm meal. Sasha, like many of [...]

Sasha’s Thanksgiving Dinner2015-11-25T17:05:23-05:00
27 08, 2015

Making Summer Awesome for Kids in North Carolina

2015-08-27T17:10:21-05:00

By Gideon Adams, Senior Manager, Programs & Outreach This summer… 6,300 more children could depend on a healthy meal five days a week. 6,300 more children had enough energy to play outside and continue to learn all summer long. 6,300 more children didn’t have to worry about their next meal and could enjoy their summer [...]

Making Summer Awesome for Kids in North Carolina2015-08-27T17:10:21-05:00