Partners make it possible

Fighting hunger takes a village. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina recently announced our Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Partnership Recognition Program, which honors the generous support of corporate, foundation, government, and civic donors across our 34-county service area. We are able to serve more neighbors in need every year, thanks to our community…

Integrity - Food Bank CENC core value

Integrity is at our core

The Food Bank staff and board members live by six core values to effectively and efficiently serve those who are food insecure in our 34-county service area: teamwork, respect, compassion, dedication, fun, and integrity. While every one of these core values is key to the work of the Food Bank, integrity is perhaps the most…

FBCENC at Capital Blvd is fully operational

New Capital Blvd. facility fully operational

Next time you volunteer, visit, or bring donations to Food Bank CENC in Raleigh, make sure you double check the address in your GPS! After almost two decades at Tarheel Drive, you will no longer find the Food Bank there. As of November 21, 2016 all Raleigh operational aspects are running out of our sparkling new…

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Our Raleigh Branch on the Move

You may have heard that we need a new building for our Raleigh distribution center. Here’s some more information about how our Raleigh Branch works and why we are looking for a larger space. Six days a week, Food Bank staff and volunteers buzz around our Raleigh distribution center on Tarheel drive, working safely and…

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…

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.…

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…

Meet the Man Behind Fresh Food Friday

…and all of those sweet potatoes you had to sort. By Carter Crain, Food Resources Manger If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you probably know that every Friday we post a photo of produce that has been donated to the Food Bank, ready to distribute to folks in need. And if you’ve ever…

Cans

Save the Cans: An Engineering Project for Hunger Relief

Millions of cans are donated to the Food Bank every year. But how do we prepare them for distribution? All canned food donations are weighed and sorted by our volunteers. But the cans we receive from one of our food industry partners, around 500,000 of them, must also be inspected and labeled. Volunteers carefully examine…