Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for nearly 40 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 900 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2018-2019, the Food Bank distributed 82 million pounds of food (over half of which was perishable) and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, nearly 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. foodbankcenc.org.
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina distributed a record amount of meals-More than 66 million pounds of food to more than 800 partner agencies across central and eastern NC. This great achievement would not have been possible without our dedicated and compassionate community of staff, volunteers, donors, advocates, and corporate partners. For 37 years, this is how we've helped feed thousands of children, seniors, families, and individuals in need.
Through our Kids Summer Meals Program The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina served more than 157 sites and over 8,200 children.
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina's Retail Donation Program rescued and distributed more food than ever before, ensuring less food in our landfills and more meals for families in need. Through this program, our partner agencies picked up more than 20 million pounds of food from local retail stores, a record for the organization.