Not Your Average 10-Year-Old

Most 10-year-olds spend their days playing Minecraft and posting selfies on Instagram. But not Mackenzie. Last year Mackenzie Hinson volunteered 1,000 hours of service, divided among a host of different causes. She made care packages for families with seriously ill children. She led a team at a local walk for childhood cancer, making dozens of…

A Letter from Our New Eastern Regional Director

Dear Friend of the Food Bank, I’m Lance Barton, the new Eastern Regional Director at the Food Bank. My family and I recently moved from Northern Virginia to join the Greenville community and serve our neighbors in need through the Food Bank’s Greenville and New Bern Branches. This begins a new chapter in our lives…

Linda Hubbard with BackPack Donations

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…

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…

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…

What Snow Days Mean for People Struggling with Hunger

By Earline E. Middleton | VP of Partner Services & Public Policy When winter weather hits, we all feel apprehensive about what the coming days may bring. Families must make arrangements to care for their children when school is canceled or delayed. Businesses close, people stay home. Stories of people cleaning out the milk and…

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…

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…

As Fast As It Comes In, It Goes Out

Meet Miss Katherine and Mr. Levi. They run the Poplar Springs food pantry, one of our partner agencies in Raleigh.  Miss Katherine told us that the line outside the food pantry has increased 75 percent in recent months, and they’ve struggled to provide enough food for everyone who needs it. The pantry already had their…