Food Bank CENC’s top 6 moments of 2016

2016 was a banner year for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. From a new building, to a new department, to a new record, here’s 6 moments that stand out from the rest as we look back on 2016. We fed more people than ever before! Our 6 Branches distributed over 64…

Feeding People Ain’t for Wimps

By Mari Carl Duffer, Food Resource Coordinator One of our volunteers once said to me, “Farming ain’t for wimps.” Ain’t that the truth! After spending three years farming with a small nonprofit, I know the hard work farmers put into growing their crops. I know what it takes to feed a community. Across central and…

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…

When Doing Good Goes Mobile

It was an exciting day at the Food Bank! Today our good friends at Food Lion generously donated a brand new truck that will be used as a Mobile Food Pantry. This unique vehicle, first-of-its-kind for our food bank, will empower us to provide more food, including more fresh produce, to high-need pockets of our…

Honoring Pat, Hunger Hero since 1988

Meet Pat. Pat joined the Food Bank staff in January of 1988. During her 27 years of service, she logged almost 53,000 hours of hard work, a record in the history of the Food Bank. Over the years Pat has witnessed incredible growth at our organization. When she joined the Food Bank team, we had…

Hunger Matters to Me Because…

In honor of Hunger Action Month, we asked Food Bank staff members why hunger mattered to them. Here are some of their responses for why they work hard every day: Hunger Matters to me because… “We’re here to serve our families, friends, and neighbors in need.” “216,667 children should not be hungry.” “I get to…

Because of Awesome Supporters Like You

What is the impact of your support for the Food Bank? Because of you… We provided more than 45 million meals to food insecure homes across our 34-county service area. We distributed more than 16 million pounds of fresh, nutritious produce to children, families, and seniors in need. We served more than 711,000 meals to children…

Photo of New Bern Garden

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,…