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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…

Helen

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…

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How Do You Give Thanks?

By Michael Cotten, Sandhills Branch Director   Every Thanksgiving, volunteers from a group of churches in Moore County come together to prepare Thanksgiving meals for kids and their families who receive weekend meals through the BackPack Pals Program at our Sandhills Branch. As we approach the holiday, we wanted to share with you how they…

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Salute to Our Hunger Heroes on Veterans Day

To the children and their families served by the Food Bank and our partner agencies,we are often seen as heroes – providing food during difficult economic times and rescuing individuals from having to make decisions like whether to buy food or heat their homes. But another group of heroes who are part of the Food…

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Behind-The-Scenes: Meet Anthony

Meet Anthony. He’s the Warehouse Coordinator at our Raleigh Branch. Anthony helps unload food donations from our trucks, weighs them, and prepares them for distribution to our partner agencies. He is always the last one out of our distribution center, making sure everything is in order for our drivers so they can get on the road first thing in…

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A Well-Oiled Machine

The story behind the cans of Food Lion Hunger Relief Day. By Charlie Hale, Vice President of IT & Operations It’s the second Thursday of the NC State Fair and you are pumped to enjoy a beautiful day of family fun at a discounted price. You park your car and grab your bag filled with…