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
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
27 08, 2015

Making Summer Awesome for Kids in North Carolina

2015-08-27T17:10:21-05:00

By Gideon Adams, Senior Manager, Programs & Outreach This summer… 6,300 more children could depend on a healthy meal five days a week. 6,300 more children had enough energy to play outside and continue to learn all summer long. 6,300 more children didn’t have to worry about their next meal and could enjoy their summer [...]

Making Summer Awesome for Kids in North Carolina2015-08-27T17:10:21-05:00
2 07, 2015

This Morning at Breakfast

2015-07-02T11:23:49-05:00

This morning these children ate their breakfast at a Kids Summer Meals site in Durham. Their favorite part of the meal? Pouring the milk into the cereal. After they finished eating, they got to go outside and play. A boy finishes his cereal while sitting next to his brother at a Kids Summer Meals site. [...]

This Morning at Breakfast2015-07-02T11:23:49-05:00
11 06, 2015

Behind-The-Scenes: Getting Food to Hungry Kids

2015-06-11T20:53:44-05:00

This week marks the beginning of our Kids Summer Meals program, an initiative in partnership with the USDA that feeds children living in food insecure households. This summer we will work hard to help feed 6,000 children at more than 130 Summer Meals sites through partnerships with schools, churches, and youth centers across central & eastern North Carolina. [...]

Behind-The-Scenes: Getting Food to Hungry Kids2015-06-11T20:53:44-05:00
5 09, 2014

Peter On Food Insecurity and Why Your Partnership is More Important Than Ever

2014-09-05T14:07:25-05:00

Hello friends, Peter Werbicki, President/CEO For 34 years the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has restored hope, dignity, and a sense of normality to thousands of people through the simple provision of food. We continue to climb this mountain of great need, even as it grows higher and higher in front us. [...]

Peter On Food Insecurity and Why Your Partnership is More Important Than Ever2014-09-05T14:07:25-05:00
3 08, 2014

Why Hot Summer Meals are a Big Deal

2014-08-03T20:22:45-05:00

Driving through Goldsboro, abandoned, broken-down warehouses pass by. It’s a quiet drive, peaceful even. And yet the decaying buildings serve as a reflection, a reminder, of the difficult circumstances that many people struggle with in this city. According to US Census data, 24.6 percent of people in Goldsboro live in poverty, compared to 21 percent [...]

Why Hot Summer Meals are a Big Deal2014-08-03T20:22:45-05:00
17 07, 2014

The Problem with Getting Seconds

2014-07-17T15:46:45-05:00

By Nicole Harris, Summer Food Service Program Supervisor    That's me at one of our summer feeding sites! These days most of my time at work isn’t actually spent at the Food Bank. Instead I’m in the car—my mobile office if you will—driving from one summer feeding site to another. From June through [...]

The Problem with Getting Seconds2014-07-17T15:46:45-05:00
10 07, 2014

5 Questions from the Mayor that You Probably Have, Too

2014-07-10T16:06:51-05:00

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane recently visited our Raleigh Branch for the first time. She took a tour, a helpie, and had several questions about the Food Bank. We thought they were too good not to share! 1.      How do you get the food to the kids in the summer? In the summertime, we sponsor the [...]

5 Questions from the Mayor that You Probably Have, Too2014-07-10T16:06:51-05:00
5 06, 2014

Kids Summer Meals: A Program to End Summer Hunger

2014-06-05T12:33:50-05:00

For the thousands of children who rely on the free and reduced-cost meals at school, summer vacations can seem like a daunting prospect. When they should be anticipating fun and adventure in the warm season, many are worried about where their next meal is coming from instead. For them, no school means no meals. But [...]

Kids Summer Meals: A Program to End Summer Hunger2014-06-05T12:33:50-05:00