23 08, 2015

Video: How We Served Hot Meals to Kids This Summer

2015-08-23T20:31:42-04:00

Over half of all the children in our 34-county service area depend on the meals provided by their school as their primary source of food. While school cafeterias were closed this summer, we served more than 220,000 meals to 5,500 children through our Kids Summer Meals program. At more than 130 churches, schools, community centers, [...]

Video: How We Served Hot Meals to Kids This Summer2015-08-23T20:31:42-04:00
13 08, 2015

Because of Awesome Supporters Like You

2015-08-13T10:19:21-04:00

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 You2015-08-13T10:19:21-04:00
2 07, 2015

This Morning at Breakfast

2015-07-02T11:23:49-04:00

This morning these children ate their breakfast at a Kids Summer Meals site in Durham. Their favorite part of the meal? Pouring the milk into the cereal. After they finished eating, they got to go outside and play. A boy finishes his cereal while sitting next to his brother at a Kids Summer Meals site. [...]

This Morning at Breakfast2015-07-02T11:23:49-04:00
24 06, 2015

How a Boy Helped Feed His Family

2015-06-24T16:10:56-04:00

By Tyler Weidig, Kids Summer Meals Program Supervisor A young boy sat quietly at a table as he politely but quickly devoured a sandwich at a small community center in southeast Durham. It was lunchtime and he was out of school for the summer. After he finished his meal, he quietly stood up from the [...]

How a Boy Helped Feed His Family2015-06-24T16:10:56-04:00
11 06, 2015

Behind-The-Scenes: Getting Food to Hungry Kids

2015-06-11T20:53:44-04:00

This week marks the beginning of our Kids Summer Meals program, an initiative in partnership with the USDA that feeds children living in food insecure households. This summer we will work hard to help feed 6,000 children at more than 130 Summer Meals sites through partnerships with schools, churches, and youth centers across central & eastern North Carolina. [...]

Behind-The-Scenes: Getting Food to Hungry Kids2015-06-11T20:53:44-04:00
7 06, 2015

One More Lunch till Summer

2015-06-07T20:01:48-04:00

On the final day of the school year, many children in school will fidget in their desks, anxiously awaiting their beloved summer break. But 175,000 children across central & eastern North Carolina have something else on their mind: Will my family have enough food to eat this summer? Just over 300,000 (1 in 5) children in our 34 county service area depend on the meals provided by their school as their primary source of food. For so many of them, the breakfast served in their classroom, the free meal at lunchtime, and the two days worth of food given to them every Friday are a lifeline.

One More Lunch till Summer2015-06-07T20:01:48-04:00
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
29 01, 2015

Throwback Thursday to Our First Child Nutrition Program

2015-01-29T16:55:25-05:00

The very first child nutrition program we opened to serve local kids in need was an after-school program on Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh. Our after-school program for kids called Kids Cafe began in 1999 with 5 Kids Cafe sites thanks to founding partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The program now supports 30 Kids [...]

Throwback Thursday to Our First Child Nutrition Program2015-01-29T16:55:25-05:00
23 01, 2015

Five Big Goals for 2015

2015-01-23T17:33:59-05:00

We told you about what we accomplished in 2014. Here’s what we’re working on this year:   Distribute between 50-52 million pounds of food That’s more than 140,000 meals a day! Our fleet of 19 trucks expects to travel over 500,000 miles and deliver 26 tractor trailers full of food every week. Food Bank staff [...]

Five Big Goals for 20152015-01-23T17:33:59-05:00
3 08, 2014

Why Hot Summer Meals are a Big Deal

2014-08-03T20:22:45-04:00

Driving through Goldsboro, abandoned, broken-down warehouses pass by. It’s a quiet drive, peaceful even. And yet the decaying buildings serve as a reflection, a reminder, of the difficult circumstances that many people struggle with in this city. According to US Census data, 24.6 percent of people in Goldsboro live in poverty, compared to 21 percent [...]

Why Hot Summer Meals are a Big Deal2014-08-03T20:22:45-04:00