The Greenville Branch Staff

Born in Crisis, Greenville Branch Continues to Serve Urgent Need

By Christal Andrews, Outreach Coordinator at the Greenville Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC   1999 was a historic year for the Food Bank. We opened our very first branch in Durham, bringing us to three total branches across central North Carolina. We opened our first Child Nutrition Program to serve…

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Throwback Thursday to Our First Child Nutrition Program

The very first child nutrition program we opened to serve local kids in need was an after-school program on Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh. Our after-school program for kids called Kids Cafe began in 1999 with 5 Kids Cafe sites thanks to founding partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The program now supports 30 Kids…

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Five Big Goals for 2015

We told you about what we accomplished in 2014. Here’s what we’re working on this year:   Distribute between 50-52 million pounds of food That’s more than 140,000 meals a day! Our fleet of 19 trucks expects to travel over 500,000 miles and deliver 26 tractor trailers full of food every week. Food Bank staff…

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Our Raleigh Branch on the Move

You may have heard that we need a new building for our Raleigh distribution center. Here’s some more information about how our Raleigh Branch works and why we are looking for a larger space. Six days a week, Food Bank staff and volunteers buzz around our Raleigh distribution center on Tarheel drive, working safely and…

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Food Bank Best of 2014

This past year, we achieved so much together. We distributed more food, helped more kids grow healthy and strong, and raised awareness of food insecurity in central & eastern North Carolina. Here are the Food Bank highlights from 2014: We launched a blog, without which we couldn’t bring you this awesome post. We partnered with an elementary…

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What Would You Choose: Medicine or Food?

Choices – we all face them in our lives and some are harder than others. Helen knows all about making difficult choices. Now in her 70s, Helen formerly owned and operated a small business for years until the economy forced her to close the doors. Making final payments to her vendors only added to her…

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The Day I Found Hunger Close to Home

By Molly Rivera   As a Food Bank staff member, I’ve traveled to many churches, schools, community centers, and food pantries across our 34 county service area to meet people living with food insecurity and help tell the story of hunger in our communities. I’ve visited a Kids Cafe in Rockingham, a food pantry in…

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Tackling Hunger from All Sides

In the community we are well known for our ability to provide food to people who live in food insecure households. We work hard to efficiently distribute millions of pounds of food across our region to local partner agencies. But as leaders in hunger relief, we manage and operate many different initiatives aimed at tackling…

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The Story of One Thousand Thanksgivings

  Last month we told you the story of a group of churches in Moore County that come together every year to prepare Thanksgiving meals for kids and their families who receive weekend meals through the BackPack Pals Program at our Sandhills Branch. We told you that this year they expected to provide 900 meals to food…

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How the Kindness of Strangers can Transform a Community

As we all look forward to gathering around the Thanksgiving dinner table, we’d like to share an inspiring story of two good friends who grew up food insecure and now give back through Turkeys for DURM, an initiative that brings together their friends and family to donate turkeys to the Durham community. These are the…