13 09, 2019

More challenges facing the future of SNAP

2019-11-05T09:48:22-05:00

What can you do to make sure the USDA hears why proposed changes will food assistance from 3 million people? Submit your comment through Feeding America’s advocacy form. It takes just a few minutes to make your voice heard, but the impact can be far-reaching. You have until September 23 to provide comments so do not delay!

More challenges facing the future of SNAP2019-11-05T09:48:22-05:00
13 08, 2018

When you don’t know what tomorrow will bring

2018-08-13T16:50:44-05:00

Charles took a lot of pleasure and pride in working in the construction industry, until one day on the job, a tree fell on him, breaking his skull and shattering vertebra in his back. He was left with a plate in his skull, six fused vertebrae, and no income because his injuries made it impossible to work. “After the [...]

When you don’t know what tomorrow will bring2018-08-13T16:50:44-05:00
13 08, 2018

What does the Farm Bill mean to the Food Bank and the people we serve?

2018-08-13T16:34:00-05:00

In the 34-counties the Food Bank serves, approximately 16% of people are food insecure, including: 1 in 3 children; approximately 1 in 10 senior citizens; and many members of our veteran community. The Food Bank operates Farm Bill programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Commodity [...]

What does the Farm Bill mean to the Food Bank and the people we serve?2018-08-13T16:34:00-05:00
16 05, 2018

SNAP decisions in Farm Bill have potential to impact future nutrition options for millions

2018-05-16T13:43:44-05:00

Guest Blog by Seth Palmer │ Food Bank CENC Social Media Ambassador In previous years, the Farm Bill has passed without much consequence. The bill has historically been a bipartisan ‘support and stabilization’ mechanism for the country’s agricultural sector. But it also covers multiple food and nutrition programs under the control of the US Department of Agriculture. In addition [...]

SNAP decisions in Farm Bill have potential to impact future nutrition options for millions2018-05-16T13:43:44-05:00
5 12, 2017

10 things I learned eating on $4.70 per day

2017-12-05T16:22:05-05:00

By Matt Kopac │Guest Blogger Food Bank CENC During this season of gratitude, I undertook the SNAP Benefits Challenge to reflect upon the reality of food insecurity and the importance of organizations like the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina in preventing hunger in our community. For three weeks I fed myself with [...]

10 things I learned eating on $4.70 per day2017-12-05T16:22:05-05:00
13 10, 2017

President/CEO Peter Werbicki on SNAP

2017-10-13T15:59:56-05:00

Updated February 2018 Every day at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a little different. We never know who will walk through our doors in need of food, education and community connections, or support with state and federal benefits. We recently heard from Laura, a single mom whose work hours had been [...]

President/CEO Peter Werbicki on SNAP2017-10-13T15:59:56-05:00
6 09, 2017

Guest Blog: In just a SNAP, food access for thousands is provided

2017-09-06T17:04:46-05:00

By Seth Palmer │ Food Bank CENC Social Media Ambassador For the entirety of my life, I have been fortunate to say that I have never been unsure of where my next meal was coming from. Unfortunately, though, this is not the case for thousands of men, women, and children throughout North Carolina and across [...]

Guest Blog: In just a SNAP, food access for thousands is provided2017-09-06T17:04:46-05:00
1 10, 2015

After Just Seven Days: What I Learned from the Hunger Challenge

2015-10-01T14:31:26-05:00

By Jon Jaeger, Food Bank Hunger Challenge participant Lunchtime. For many people, lunchtime makes for a welcome break in the day to get through slow mornings and re-energize for long afternoons. Many look forward to the short pause while enjoying a satisfying meal. At my workplace, we have food trucks in the area almost every [...]

After Just Seven Days: What I Learned from the Hunger Challenge2015-10-01T14:31:26-05:00
24 09, 2015

It’s About More Than a Temporary Inconvenience

2015-09-24T20:45:23-05:00

          This week Food Bank staff and community members are taking the Hunger Challenge to get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in North Carolina that receive FNS benefits and live on just $4.21 worth of food each day. Every day this week we’ll publish a round-up of [...]

It’s About More Than a Temporary Inconvenience2015-09-24T20:45:23-05:00
19 09, 2015

Why You Should Take Our Hunger Challenge

2015-09-19T19:04:24-05:00

By Emily Kraft, Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator in Wilmington In my job, I meet, talk to, and help people every day. Seniors, parents, students, people between jobs or those trying to hold down three different jobs. I meet them because I want to help them apply to receive some extra money to buy food. The [...]

Why You Should Take Our Hunger Challenge2015-09-19T19:04:24-05:00