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How Our Volunteers Feed Local Families

Last week we had the honor to celebrate our wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Without the hard work of dedicated and compassionate individuals, families, and corporate groups, we could not provide food to thousands of food insecure households in our service area. Our army of volunteers almost double our workforce, adding the equivalent of…

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Throwback Thursday to Opening of our New Durham Branch

One year ago we opened a new Durham Branch facility on Angier Avenue to better serve the Bull City and surrounding counties. After we cut the ribbon, we immediately got to work and settled into our new distribution center. Just one year later we can already see what a difference has been made! Since last…

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Moore Co Recognizes a Leader and a Legend

We are thrilled to announce that Linda Hubbard, a former member of the Food Bank team now retired, has received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for Moore County. As the Director of the BackPack Pals program for more than ten years, Linda Hubbard provided hunger relief to our most vulnerable students in a county where…

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Growing Hope

Down a quiet street just outside of historic downtown New Bern, volunteers patrol tidy rows of collard greens, potatoes, broccoli, and beans. Every Tuesday for the past four years, a group of six Master Gardeners have volunteered their time and skills to cultivate our New Bern Branch’s blooming garden. For them, Tuesdays are “plantin’ days,…

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ICYMI: Good Reads on Hunger

In case you missed it: Here are some recent articles covering issues related to food insecurity here in North Carolina and across the country: Overwhelming response for food drive honoring Chapel Hill shooting victims via WNCN Fighting Hunger — moving beyond shame to action via The Herald Sun Lawmakers Propose Fresh Food Oases For North Carolina Food Deserts via WUNC…

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Food Bank Spotlight: 2015 Hunt-Morgridge Awardee, Ash Pipkin

Meet Ash. The Food Bank is honoring his lifetime of service to our community with our 2015 Hunt-Morgridge Award. Read on to hear his story. About the Hunt-Morgridge Award: This award recognizes extraordinary leadership and dedication to hunger relief efforts. The Food Bank instituted the award in the name of The Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr., former…

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After Winter Storms, a Brief Sigh of Relief

As schools finally re-open this week, we’re working hard to make sure the millions of food insecure families affected by the winter storms can begin to recover from almost two weeks of lost meals. One way we do that is by supporting our partner agencies, providing as much food as possible to them so that…

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What Snow Days Mean for People Struggling with Hunger

By Earline E. Middleton, Vice President of Agency Services and Programs When winter weather hits, we all feel apprehensive about what the coming days may bring. Families must make arrangements to care for their children during snow days. Businesses close, people stay home. Stories of people cleaning out the milk and bread aisles at the…

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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…