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“My precious mother worked faithfully at a job that, despite her best efforts, could not provide all we needed. Many nights I cried myself to sleep because I was hungry.”
Since 1998, the Food Bank’s Fresh Produce Program has provided fresh local produce to neighbors in need while helping farmers recoup costs from food that is edible but not sellable.
Raleigh Moravian Church has a long history of giving to the Food Bank. “We understand that feeding people takes both food and money, and that this is a never-ending ministry,” said Jami Vandock, Director of Christian Education.
The first time Shannon received help with food, she was 8 years old. Now she is a middle school teacher and has students who arrive every day hungry. “It is your first worry every day as a teacher,” she says.
Food Bank supporter Denise had her first experience with hunger at age 3. Today, she has a message for donors.
Our local network of Partner Agency food pantries in Jones County are still closed due to damage form Florence. So for the first time in FBCENC’s nearly 40-year history, we are operating our own pantry.
We are very excited to have a new online self-scheduling system that makes it more efficient to see available volunteer sessions, reserve a spot, and send an invite link to group members!
Every day is different. I have enjoyed all my shifts at the Food Bank CENC, but I have really enjoyed the relationships that I have formed with the other volunteers and employees.