9 01, 2018

Donor Spotlight: Delta Air Lines


In their second year of partnering with Food Bank CENC, Delta Air Lines is making a difference to help those in need in central and eastern North Carolina. Delta has provided over 250,000 meals in addition to supporting our volunteer efforts at the Raleigh and Durham Branches. Delta believes in giving back to the community [...]

Donor Spotlight: Delta Air Lines2018-01-09T14:05:30-05:00
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
13 11, 2017

Partners make it possible


Fighting hunger takes a village. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina recently announced our Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Partnership Recognition Program, which honors the generous support of corporate, foundation, government, and civic donors across our 34-county service area. We are able to serve more neighbors in need every year, thanks to our community [...]

Partners make it possible2017-11-13T16:40:26-05:00
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
28 06, 2017

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


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 need2017-06-28T17:33:32-04:00
28 12, 2016

End of year shopping spree provides extra meals


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
14 10, 2016

Where can I get food, following Hurricane Matthew?


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
23 08, 2015

Video: How We Served Hot Meals to Kids This Summer


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
10 08, 2015

Mackenzie Makes an Even Bigger Difference with Her New Pantry


A few weeks ago we told you the story of Mackenzie Hinson, a 10-year-old (who has since turned 11!) that started her own food pantry at her church in Goldsboro. Well, Mackenzie wanted you to know that thanks to tremendous support from her community, she has moved her food pantry to a larger site with [...]

Mackenzie Makes an Even Bigger Difference with Her New Pantry2015-08-10T11:46:22-04:00
20 07, 2015

Not Your Average 10-Year-Old


Mackenzie outside of our Raleigh Branch Most 10-year-olds spend their days playing Minecraft and posting selfies on Instagram. But not Mackenzie. Last year Mackenzie Hinson volunteered 1,000 hours of service, divided among a host of different causes. She made care packages for families with seriously ill children. She led a team at a [...]

Not Your Average 10-Year-Old2015-07-20T16:55:39-04:00