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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year–Except for Kids like Bradley

By Gideon Adams, Senior Manager, Programs and Outreach There are lots of reasons for Bradley to feel excited about going to school. He’s five-years-old, and couldn’t wait to start Kindergarten. Like the other kids, he looks forward to reading books with his teacher, making arts and crafts, and playing outside with his friends. But for…

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Sanderson High School Students Bring the Heat Once Again

When you were in high school, what did your classmates get hyped up about? The football team’s big win? Spirit Week? Or nowadays, how many likes they can get on their Instagram pic? Well, our friends at Sanderson High School in Raleigh get seriously pumped about their annual food drive. For the last 15 years,…

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Getting By on Bread and Water

By Zach Nissen, Food Bank Food & Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator Accepting help can be difficult for a person who has worked their whole life to build a secure future. Like Mary, a 91-year-old widow living in Durham whom I recently met while doing outreach in the community. She broke her hip earlier this year…

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Sasha’s Thanksgiving Dinner

By Michael Cotten, Director of the Food Bank at Sandhills Sasha comes to the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills every day after school. She likes to do arts and crafts, go in the computer lab, and play basketball in the gym. Her favorite part, though, is the warm meal. Sasha, like many of…

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6 Questions You Probably Have About Your Holiday Food Drive

With the holiday season upon us, we know many members of our community will celebrate the season by helping provide meals to local people in need. Below we’ve answered some common questions from people who want to help by hosting a food or fund drive. Who receives the food that I donate? Our partner agencies.…

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My Wake-Up Call in Wake County

By Matt Abele, Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC I recently signed up to serve as a Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. I joined at the request of my friend Molly, a Food Bank staff member. But it didn’t take long…

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The Story of 3808 Tarheel Drive (and who we have to thank for it)

Tonight the Food Bank is honoring our Hunt-Morgridge Service Awardees, Jack and Mary Hofler, for their lifetime of service to the Food Bank and their community. Read on to hear their story and how they fueled our mission for more than 20 years. Jack and Mary Hofler moved to Raleigh in the 1960s when Jack was asked by his…

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How a Food Pantry Turns Tears into Smiles

When you approach The Capital Church Food Pantry in Garner, the warmth of the room pulls you in. Then the volunteers do. “This is a huggin’ bunch!” said Iris Motley, the food pantry coordinator. “We hug everyone who comes in here. Because we don’t just want to feed them, we want to build them up,…

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Sending Aid to Our Neighbors in South Carolina

As a provider of emergency food, we are prepared to distribute disaster relief supplies across central & eastern North Carolina. As a member of the network of Feeding America food banks, we are also prepared to help our neighboring states when disaster strikes in their region. When record amounts of rainfall, severe storms, and flooding…

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When Doing Good Goes Mobile

It was an exciting day at the Food Bank! Today our good friends at Food Lion generously donated a brand new truck that will be used as a Mobile Food Pantry. This unique vehicle, first-of-its-kind for our food bank, will empower us to provide more food, including more fresh produce, to high-need pockets of our…