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
17 03, 2017

Guest Blog: FBCENC Celebrates National Nutrition Month


Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is the founder and principal of Taste Nutrition Consulting. Tessa is a professionally trained Chef and Registered Dietitian working with clients throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina and beyond. Her areas of expertise include recipe development, cooking classes and speaking engagements. She is also a Social Media Ambassador for FBCENC. [...]

Guest Blog: FBCENC Celebrates National Nutrition Month2017-03-17T13:49:39-04:00
21 12, 2016

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


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
21 04, 2016

Feeding People Ain’t for Wimps


By Mari Carl Duffer, Food Resource Coordinator One of our volunteers once said to me, “Farming ain’t for wimps.” Ain’t that the truth! After spending three years farming with a small nonprofit, I know the hard work farmers put into growing their crops. I know what it takes to feed a community. Mari Carl, [...]

Feeding People Ain’t for Wimps2016-04-21T16:07:19-04:00
2 03, 2016

How You Can Help Ensure Healthy Food For All


Eating healthy food every day is a luxury for over half a million people in Central and Eastern North Carolina. Thousands of working families can’t afford fresh fruit, whole grains, or lean meat rich with protein. When children don’t eat enough nutritious food, it affects their ability to learn new things in school, and they [...]

How You Can Help Ensure Healthy Food For All2016-03-02T20:50:53-05:00
13 08, 2015

Because of Awesome Supporters Like You


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
27 03, 2015

Growing Hope


Down a quiet street just outside of historic downtown New Bern, volunteers patrol tidy rows of collard greens, potatoes, broccoli, and beans. Every Tuesday for the past four years, a group of six Master Gardeners have volunteered their time and skills to cultivate our New Bern Branch’s blooming garden. For them, Tuesdays are “plantin’ days, [...]

Growing Hope2015-03-27T12:06:13-04:00
8 08, 2014

Meet the Man Behind Fresh Food Friday


…and all of those sweet potatoes you had to sort. By Carter Crain, Food Resources Manger Yup - That's me! If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you probably know that every Friday we post a photo of produce that has been donated to the Food Bank, ready to distribute to folks [...]

Meet the Man Behind Fresh Food Friday2014-08-08T12:35:49-04:00