Planned Giving

The Food Bank’s vision is “No one goes hungry,” and while we work to distribute more healthy and nutrient-rich food every year, offer nutrition education, family and employment services, we know that hunger will not end tomorrow. 

You can help nourish our communities by creating a legacy that will support the Food Bank’s work until no one goes hungry. For more information regarding planned giving, please contact Samantha Wright.

Planning Your Bequest

  • Seek advice from your financial or legal advisor 
  • Contact us for assistance
  • Set up a will or trust to communicate your wishes 
  • Name the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina as a beneficiary of your estate 

Helpful Information

  • Address: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, 1924 Capital Blvd, Raleigh NC 27604 
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN):  56-1283426 
  • Food Bank Phone Number:  919-875-0707  

About the Barbara K. Oates Society

This society recognizes the commitment made by our founder and first Executive Director, Barbara K. Oates, to feed her hungry neighbors. What started out as a card table and a phone in Cary in 1980 has turned into six branches, 34 counties, and millions of pounds of charitable food into the hands of neighbors in need.

Barbara’s commitment and entrepreneurial spirit lives within our work. This society recognizes people like Barbara, committed to advancing the work of hunger-relief through planned gifts (of wills, estate, and other types of deferred giving.)

The Food Bank considers commitments made through estate giving to be of the highest honor for the work we do and the people we serve. We would like these commitments to be acknowledged today, with your permission, through The Barbara K. Oates Society.

For more information regarding planned giving, please contact Samantha Wright.

The Barbara K. Oates Society
Black and White; Ribbon cutting at Food Bank Opening Ceremony in 1980