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
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
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
25 07, 2014

Serving More Than a Summer Meal

2014-07-25T17:06:26-04:00

By Jessica Ledbetter, Outreach Coordinator As the Outreach Coordinator for our Sandhills Branch service area, I work with and support 100 partner agencies in four counties, helping to leverage community relationships of the Food Bank and of the partner agency network to collectively generate and distribute more food to provide to people at risk of hunger. [...]

Serving More Than a Summer Meal2014-07-25T17:06:26-04:00
17 07, 2014

The Problem with Getting Seconds

2014-07-17T15:46:45-04:00

By Nicole Harris, Summer Food Service Program Supervisor    That's me at one of our summer feeding sites! These days most of my time at work isn’t actually spent at the Food Bank. Instead I’m in the car—my mobile office if you will—driving from one summer feeding site to another. From June through [...]

The Problem with Getting Seconds2014-07-17T15:46:45-04:00
10 07, 2014

5 Questions from the Mayor that You Probably Have, Too

2014-07-10T16:06:51-04:00

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane recently visited our Raleigh Branch for the first time. She took a tour, a helpie, and had several questions about the Food Bank. We thought they were too good not to share! 1.      How do you get the food to the kids in the summer? In the summertime, we sponsor the [...]

5 Questions from the Mayor that You Probably Have, Too2014-07-10T16:06:51-04:00