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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…

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On the Road with Manny

What’s it like to be a Food Bank driver? And how do they distribute food to people in need? Watch the video to follow Manny on his route from Wake to Warren County and back while he drops off food at a partner agency and fills his truck back up with donations from our retail partners.…

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The Road to the Dinner Table

By Justin Reasoner, Transportation & Raleigh Warehouse Manager When I pull up to work, it’s still dark outside. I walk past our trucks lined up at the docks, being prepped for the day’s routes. Mornings at the Food Bank begin with the operations team. Our drivers are among the first ones in the building, and…

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What is a partner agency anyway?

A partner agency is our umbrella term for nonprofits such as food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers, and other organizations that provide emergency food assistance to people in need. These agencies are on the front lines of hunger, directly providing food and other human services to their community. Across our 34 county service…