Kids Summer Meals

Kids Summer Meals: Ready to Serve

“A community has got to take care of itself. If we don’t do it, who will?” –Pastor Faye Coates School’s out, and that means we’re gearing up for our Kids Summer Meals Program. We’re busy ordering food and packaging it into breakfast and lunch meals to be distributed to our partner agencies. We’re also working hard…

Kids Summer Meals

Kids Summer Meals: A Program to End Summer Hunger

For the thousands of children who rely on the free and reduced-cost meals at school, summer vacations can seem like a daunting prospect. When they should be anticipating fun and adventure in the warm season, many are worried about where their next meal is coming from instead. For them, no school means no meals. But…

Produce

Safeguarding Seniors

This post is part of a series on Older Americans Month. We encourage you to raise awareness and join the conversation by sharing this post with your friends and family to help the more than 43,000 seniors who struggle with hunger in our region. “It’s hard to be old. It’s harder to be old and poor.…

Cans

Save the Cans: An Engineering Project for Hunger Relief

Millions of cans are donated to the Food Bank every year. But how do we prepare them for distribution? All canned food donations are weighed and sorted by our volunteers. But the cans we receive from one of our food industry partners, around 500,000 of them, must also be inspected and labeled. Volunteers carefully examine…

Stamp Out Hunger

Behind the Scenes Look: Stamp Out Hunger

What does it take to put together the largest one-day food drive in the country? Every year on the second Saturday of May the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) collects food donations in addition to delivering mail, helping to provide food assistance to millions of Americans who struggle with hunger. For months, the NALC…

Older Americans Month

Seniors Forced to Forgo Food Needed to Stay Healthy

After a lifetime of contributing to society, over 43,000 seniors in our 34 county service area are living on fixed incomes that often force them to choose between paying for healthcare and buying groceries. We meet many clients at the soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters we serve who are attempting to live—during what should…

Connect + Enjoy + Benefit Your Community

Hello friends, We’ve got a lot of awesome community events happening this week, so we thought we’d share a quick round-up! Read about ‘em, pencil them in your calendar and join us for some local fun to help local families! Bruce Springsteen: Thursday, April 24 Are you going to see The Boss at the PNC…

Nourish NC

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break

Unfortunately Spring Break is not a carefree time for thousands of North Carolina children and their families. When school dismisses for the week, nearly 300,000 children in our 34-county service area lose access to the two meals per day that they usually receive through the free and reduced-cost meal programs. As a result, we often…

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week: Turning selfies into helpies

National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014) is a special opportunity for folks to engage with their community and help their neighbors in need. It’s also an annual celebration of all the wonderful volunteers that make a difference in the lives of so many. We love our volunteers so much that for us, every week is…

Durham Ribbon Cutting

Durham Expands, Strengthens Community

The Move & Why It Matters Since we opened our doors in 1999, the need in the Durham Branch service area has increased 83%. Today, more than 96,000 people, 30,000 of which are children, struggle with hunger every day. It is our mission to work hard to meet this ever-growing need to ensure that No…