By the Numbers: Hurricane Matthew Relief (as of Oct. 25)

Support Continues after Matthew: Your donations in action

tractor-trailer truck loads filled with Hurricane Matthew relief food and supplies were brought to Edgecombe County this week.

Two tractor-trailer truck loads filled with Hurricane Matthew relief food and supplies were brought to Edgecombe County this week.

Another week has gone by since Hurricane Matthew hit, and we’re still busy. Busy receiving generous donations of funds and supplies from folks across the state. Busy packing boxes and sending truckloads to areas still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. But it is thanks to you that we are able to provide this much assistance to our neighbors in need.

Matthew Relief as of Oct. 25

As of October 25, volunteers have packed food donated by the community into 1,500 disaster relief boxes. We’ve loaded those onto 65 truckloads and sent them to 22 affected counties: Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Hoke, Johnston, Lenoir, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Wayne, and Wilson. In all, we’ve sent more than 720,000 pounds of food to those in need.

And we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to our incredibly supportive donors, partners, volunteers, and community members who have given so generously to help meet the great needs throughout our communities.

As the days pass, we will continue to assess the changing needs in the affected areas. This week we have heard from the community about their great need for cleaning supplies and hygiene items, such as these.

Sadly, we know the challenges facing our neighbors are not over. Thanks to your donations, the Food Bank will be with our neighbors for as long as necessary. If you would like to support (or continue supporting) our disaster efforts, here’s what you can do.

Thank you for making our work possible. We truly could not do it without you.


Donate Funds:
Donate online at foodbankcenc.org/matthew

Find Assistance:
Search our directory to find a partner agency near you.