22 07, 2019

Restoring Hope after a childhood with hunger


“My precious mother worked faithfully at a job that, despite her best efforts, could not provide all we needed. Many nights I cried myself to sleep because I was hungry.”

Restoring Hope after a childhood with hunger2019-11-05T09:58:09-05:00
28 01, 2019

Responding To Crisis Following Hurricane Florence


Adelphia CDC Inc. is just one of the organizations that was able to rise to the occasion and help the many people impacted by the recent disasters.

Responding To Crisis Following Hurricane Florence2019-01-28T10:34:37-05:00
11 09, 2018

Find Help – Hurricane Florence


Food Bank CENC is hoping for the best - while working hard to prepare for the worst. We are coordinating with Partner Agencies across our service area, and stocking their shelves with as much food, water, and supplies as they can take. The agencies on this list represent our primary disaster relief sites - however [...]

Find Help – Hurricane Florence2018-09-11T13:50:30-04:00
7 03, 2018

An exciting Year 1 for Nutrition Education at Food Bank CENC


March is National Nutrition Month. Here at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, it’s also the anniversary of when we hired our first Nutrition Education Manager: Sara Clement, RD, LDN. In March 2017 Sara joined our new Community Health and Engagement Department, and quickly set to work infusing health and nutrition into [...]

An exciting Year 1 for Nutrition Education at Food Bank CENC2018-03-07T13:51:06-05:00
20 12, 2017

Hunger Heroes among us: Lee


Lee is a soft-spoken man with a great taste in hats, and an even greater sense of purpose when it comes to caring for his community. He and his wife are in charge of the food pantry at William’s Grove Baptist Church in southeast Raleigh. Twice a week they come to the Food Bank’s Raleigh [...]

Hunger Heroes among us: Lee2017-12-20T16:54:40-05:00
14 12, 2017

Pantry makeovers make way for more food


Tackling the meal gap Last year Food Bank CENC distributed 70 million pounds of food across our 34-county service area. That equates to nearly 59 million meals for neighbors in need. Food distributed by Food Bank CENC is fiscal year 2016-17 Despite these record highs for our organization, we know there is still [...]

Pantry makeovers make way for more food2017-12-14T14:52:04-05:00
21 11, 2017

Making Thanksgiving dreams come true


Hunger is a problem year-round. But every November, there’s a little extra joy in sharing Thanksgiving meals with neighbors in need, by way of our amazing donors and Partner Agencies. Grocers give back One example is Harris Teeter. As part of their annual Harvest Feast campaign, they donated the food and volunteer manpower to create [...]

Making Thanksgiving dreams come true2017-11-21T16:11:44-05:00
8 08, 2017

Feeding summer hunger with produce


Hunger is on the rise during summer months. Kids are out of school, and without free breakfast and lunch. Electric bills soar as temps rise. And following the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew, many household budgets are stretched beyond what they normally are, as families work to rebuild their lives. In the summer there is [...]

Feeding summer hunger with produce2017-08-08T15:48:37-04:00
1 08, 2017

Making history with Kids Summer Meals


The Kids Summer Meals (KSM) Program is off and running with one of the busiest summers yet. KSM continues to work to alleviate childhood hunger in the most vulnerable months for low-income families. In June alone we provided 47,447 meals to 4,500 kids who normally rely on free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch throughout the [...]

Making history with Kids Summer Meals2017-08-01T15:07:15-04:00
11 04, 2017

’Take this medicine with a meal’


A few years back, staff at the Warren-Vance Community Health Center (WVCHC) in Henderson began noticing a troubling trend at their HIV clinic. Patients who had been doing well, and achieved suppressed viral loads (a measurement of successful treatment), were suddenly taking a turn and experiencing viral load increases. About 200 of WVCHC’s patients are [...]

’Take this medicine with a meal’2017-04-11T13:42:32-04:00