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Camden Cares

This content originally appeared on Camden’s blog, and has been reposted with permission. If you look up the word “care” it is defined as the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something. The Camden Cares project is the embodiment of that very definition. All over the country, Camden Cares teams…

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Community Service: An Asset To Any Company

This content originally appeared on Rich Commercial Realty’s blog, and has been reposted with permission. Rich Commercial Realty dedicated time as volunteers for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.  Established in 1980, the Food Bank works to provide families at risk of hunger in 34 counties. With over 800 partner agencies throughout the…

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Guest Blog: Lulu Fights Hunger

This content originally appeared on Lulu’s blog, and has been reposted with permission. Rising temperatures and sunshine may have you dreaming of your summer getaway. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t go on vacation. It persists and is a daily concern for too many. Once your back from that vacation, think about offering some of your time to help the…

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Guest Blog: Franklin Academy students find love for philanthropy

Rachel Tucker is Franklin Academy High School‘s National Honor Society President. She reflects on her experience volunteering at the Food Bank alongside her peers. Thanks to the recommendation of my Community Service Coordinator, Sara Allen, I and the members of Franklin Academy’s National Honor Society (NHS) had the extreme pleasure of spending three mornings and…

ECU Students Nicole & Lizzie organized their fellow Pirates to volunteer

Hundreds volunteer at Food Bank CENC Branches on MLK Day

Activity round-up from our Greenville, Raleigh, and Durham Branches: For most Americans, Martin Luther King Day is a day off from work and school. But for hundreds of our volunteers, it’s a day to roll up their sleeves and head to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to help feed their friends and…

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A Day in the Life of a Food Bank Volunteer

By Dave Minnich, Food Bank Volunteer and NetApp Employee 5:25 AM: My alarm goes off for the first time… UGH! I know many folks are early risers, but I am definitely not one of them. But today is different. Today is the day of the Kids Summer Meals packing event at NetApp RTP! Kids Summer…

Three Kids Who Are Especially Awesome

What motivates people to volunteer? Many feel compassion, a sense of community, and a desire to give to those less fortunate than themselves. We are continually in awe of our volunteers as they give up their free time, and instead work hard to help someone they will likely never meet. So you can imagine our amazement when…

Food Bank Feeds More Than Families

By Ilina Ewen, Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC When I was little and didn’t finish my dinner, my parents would tell me about the starving children in India. I would push my plate away and petulantly exclaim, “Put this in an envelope and mail it to them!” I…