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
28 12, 2016

End of year shopping spree provides extra meals

2016-12-28T12:02:49-05:00

Hunger is a serious problem in Food Bank CENC’s 34-county service area year-round, but the holidays are an exceptionally difficult time to be without. The Food Bank works with our more than 800 community partner agencies to distribute millions of pounds of food each year, and we know it’s still not enough. Fortunately, this December [...]

End of year shopping spree provides extra meals2016-12-28T12:02:49-05:00
21 12, 2016

Special Delivery! Hunger Relief “Santa” delivers 12,000 meals in time for holidays

2016-12-21T16:45:37-05:00

Santa Claus isn’t the only one with a special delivery this December. LaSonia Melvin of Wilmington’s Union Missionary Baptist Church is also responsible for a big trip with an important mission. But instead of a sleigh flying around the world, she coordinated a special tractor trailer transport to our Raleigh Branch to pick up more [...]

Special Delivery! Hunger Relief “Santa” delivers 12,000 meals in time for holidays2016-12-21T16:45:37-05:00
14 10, 2016

Where can I get food, following Hurricane Matthew?

2016-10-14T15:04:20-04:00

Since Hurricane Matthew hit, numerous individuals, businesses, and groups have given generously to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. (Here's how you can help too!) We're so fortunate to be supported by such a strong community. As we work to get food and basic household items to the people affected by Hurricane Matthew, our [...]

Where can I get food, following Hurricane Matthew?2016-10-14T15:04:20-04:00
5 10, 2016

Sandhills Branch Leverages Technology to Help Our Partners Feed More

2016-10-05T14:58:47-04:00

Sandy Marsh, Agency Director of Southern Mission Ministries, with her discounted computer. The goal of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has always been to effectively distribute more food, ultimately feeding more of our hungry neighbors. As our services grow, so must the capacity of our network. By increasing access [...]

Sandhills Branch Leverages Technology to Help Our Partners Feed More2016-10-05T14:58:47-04:00
29 09, 2016

In the News: ‘Unfortunate’ record year

2016-09-29T18:20:14-04:00

Our Wilmington Branch has accomplished great things in recent years. Creatively packing produce bags with tasty recipes makes it easier for partner agencies to distribute healthy food to families in need. And sorting 25,000 eggs in a single day is no small feat! During the 2015-16 fiscal year, the Wilmington team distributed 7.6 million pounds [...]

In the News: ‘Unfortunate’ record year2016-09-29T18:20:14-04:00
23 09, 2016

Pantry facelift helps community, inspires volunteers

2016-09-23T17:20:09-04:00

By Caitlin Cohn, Retail Program Supervisor Food Lion employees and Baker Family Ministry volunteers are all smiles after two incredible days There are many parts of my job as the Retail Program Supervisor that I find rewarding, but nothing is more rewarding than days when our retail partners, Food Bank CENC staff, and [...]

Pantry facelift helps community, inspires volunteers2016-09-23T17:20:09-04:00
24 08, 2016

In The News: Until school starts, summer meals continue

2016-08-24T11:39:43-04:00

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 continue2016-08-24T11:39:43-04:00
28 05, 2016

The Pork Chop Story

2016-05-28T14:01:23-04:00

As the coordinator of a food pantry in rural eastern North Carolina, Dianne Andrews meets a lot of seniors living on small fixed incomes. But one story has stuck with her. One day Dianne got a call from her Aunt, who knew of an older adult who wasn’t eating anything because she couldn’t afford more [...]

The Pork Chop Story2016-05-28T14:01:23-04:00
8 05, 2016

The Power of Grandma’s Cooking

2016-05-08T09:21:56-04:00

Grandparents hold a special place in our heart, especially when it comes to food. Many of us have memories of grandma’s cooking, always delicious and made with love. Grandmas around the world have served as sources of never-ending culinary knowledge, using their skills and family recipes to feed the people in their care. As their [...]

The Power of Grandma’s Cooking2016-05-08T09:21:56-04:00