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.