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One Thing We Need to Provide Healthier Food

When you come home from the grocery store, where do you put your perishable food? Could you pick up a gallon of milk, some frozen chicken, or a carton of yogurt without having a refrigerator or freezer at home? As consumers, we know the critical value of having reliable appliances to help us keep food…

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When the Rut is Higher Than Your Head

By Erin O’Donnell, Wilmington Outreach Coordinator On a quiet street a few blocks south from the heart of downtown Wilmington you’ll find Tileston Outreach, one of our partner agencies that gives food, clothes, basic health services, and furniture to 160 people in need every week. When you fall on really hard times, this is the place…

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Giving a Hand Up to Greenville Families

Meet Tony and Kathy. They run the food pantry at Hope of Glory Ministries, one of our partner agencies in Greenville. They provide food to more than 70 families every month. But they don’t stop there–They also help teach people life skills like personal finance to help them get back on their feet. “There are people who have…

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A Woman with a Big Heart

By Zach Nissen, Food & Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator While visiting one of our partner agencies in Orange County, I saw a woman struggling to pack several bags of food into her car. I approached her and asked if I could help. As I lifted heavy bags of food into her vehicle, she told me…

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10 Amazing Things We Achieved Together This Year

For many of us, the end of the year brings celebrations and a time for reflection. In 2015, we provided more meals than ever before, expanded our programs for children and seniors, and raised awareness of food insecurity in central & eastern North Carolina, all thanks to awesome supporters like you. Here are 10 things…

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year–Except for Kids like Bradley

By Gideon Adams, Senior Manager, Programs and Outreach There are lots of reasons for Bradley to feel excited about going to school. He’s five-years-old, and couldn’t wait to start Kindergarten. Like the other kids, he looks forward to reading books with his teacher, making arts and crafts, and playing outside with his friends. But for…

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Sanderson High School Students Bring the Heat Once Again

When you were in high school, what did your classmates get hyped up about? The football team’s big win? Spirit Week? Or nowadays, how many likes they can get on their Instagram pic? Well, our friends at Sanderson High School in Raleigh get seriously pumped about their annual food drive. For the last 15 years,…

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Getting By on Bread and Water

By Zach Nissen, Food Bank Food & Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator Accepting help can be difficult for a person who has worked their whole life to build a secure future. Like Mary, a 91-year-old widow living in Durham whom I recently met while doing outreach in the community. She broke her hip earlier this year…

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Sasha’s Thanksgiving Dinner

By Michael Cotten, Director of the Food Bank at Sandhills Sasha comes to the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills every day after school. She likes to do arts and crafts, go in the computer lab, and play basketball in the gym. Her favorite part, though, is the warm meal. Sasha, like many of…

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6 Questions You Probably Have About Your Holiday Food Drive

With the holiday season upon us, we know many members of our community will celebrate the season by helping provide meals to local people in need. Below we’ve answered some common questions from people who want to help by hosting a food or fund drive. Who receives the food that I donate? Our partner agencies.…