3 06, 2019

Peter: He didn’t have to go without

2019-10-16T10:56:00-05:00

The adults watched as the brother took a meal for himself but was not eating it. When asked if anything was wrong with the food, the boy responded no, but that he needed to save it for his other younger sister, who was at home.

Peter: He didn’t have to go without2019-10-16T10:56:00-05:00
25 06, 2018

The Only Meal

2018-06-25T16:36:13-05:00

It’s lunchtime at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and all the children at Leadership Academy are enjoying a balanced meal with protein, fruits/veggies, grains, and milk, thanks to Food Bank CENC’s summer meals program. Then one of the supervisors comes back into the kitchen area. “Are there any leftover meals today?” she asks. “Some of the [...]

The Only Meal2018-06-25T16:36:13-05:00
15 05, 2018

Peter: Almost to the limits

2018-05-15T15:01:34-05:00

Dear Friends, Having marked my 20-year anniversary serving the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, I often reflect to the staff how much has changed for the better since I started in 1997. More staff, more trucks, bigger facilities, increased community support through donations and volunteers. It’s truly stunning to think back on. Unfortunately, [...]

Peter: Almost to the limits2018-05-15T15:01:34-05:00
8 08, 2017

Feeding summer hunger with produce

2017-08-08T15:48:37-05:00

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 produce2017-08-08T15:48:37-05:00
1 08, 2017

Making history with Kids Summer Meals

2017-08-01T15:07:15-05:00

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 Meals2017-08-01T15:07:15-05:00
28 06, 2017

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

2017-06-28T17:33:32-05:00

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 need2017-06-28T17:33:32-05:00
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
24 08, 2016

In The News: Until school starts, summer meals continue

2016-08-24T11:39:43-05:00

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 continue2016-08-24T11:39:43-05:00
23 06, 2016

A Day in the Life of a Food Bank Volunteer

2016-06-23T14:25:28-05:00

By Dave Minnich, Food Bank Volunteer and NetApp Employee Dave helps us kick off our Stop Summer Hunger food & fund drive at our Durham Branch. 5:25 AM: My alarm goes off for the first time… UGH! I know many folks are early risers, but I am definitely not one of them. But [...]

A Day in the Life of a Food Bank Volunteer2016-06-23T14:25:28-05:00
8 06, 2016

Let Me Tell You a Story About Summertime

2016-06-08T16:26:19-05:00

“I’m Sarah and I am in the 4th grade. I do well in school and have lots of friends. Usually, I am very outgoing but lately I am quiet and nervous. There are only a few more weeks of school and I am not looking forward to it ending. No school means no food, no [...]

Let Me Tell You a Story About Summertime2016-06-08T16:26:19-05:00