Angie

Lost her job, but not losing hope

Imagine you arrive at work one day to find the doors locked, the windows shuttered, and no one answering the telephone. One day you have a job and a steady paycheck and the next you don’t, with absolutely no notice or time to prepare. That’s what happened to Angie. She showed up at the local…

Gregory Ng

Why I’m a Food Bank Sustainer

By Gregory Ng | Food Bank CENC Sustainer and Social Media Ambassador  My family and I have decided to be sustaining donors because the need is constant. I first started working with the Food Bank in 2012 because I wanted to make a difference in the area in which I live. While the issue of…

Delta volunteers at Food Bank CENC on Giving Tuesday 2017

Donor Spotlight: Delta Air Lines

In their second year of partnering with Food Bank CENC, Delta Air Lines is making a difference to help those in need in central and eastern North Carolina. Delta has provided over 250,000 meals in addition to supporting our volunteer efforts at the Raleigh and Durham Branches. Delta believes in giving back to the community…

Food Bank CENC's top moments of 2017

Top 7 Moments of 2017

Each year we ask our community to help us provide millions of meals to neighbors in need, and each year you answer the call. 2017 was no exception. Fueled by your support, we worked efficiently and creatively all year long to provide the healthiest food possible to as many families, children, and seniors as possible. 1.…

Lee, of Williams Grove Baptist Church in Raleigh

Hunger Heroes among us: Lee

Lee is a soft-spoken man with a great taste in hats, and an even greater sense of purpose when it comes to caring for his community. He and his wife are in charge of the food pantry at William’s Grove Baptist Church in southeast Raleigh. Twice a week they come to the Food Bank’s Raleigh…

The Great Pantry Makeover at Gang Free, Inc.

Pantry makeovers make way for more food

Tackling the meal gap Last year Food Bank CENC distributed 70 million pounds of food across our 34-county service area. That equates to nearly 59 million meals for neighbors in need. Despite these record highs for our organization, we know there is still a 110 million meal gap that exists in our service area. We…

Bananas at the grocery store

10 things I learned eating on $4.70 per day

By Matt Kopac │Guest Blogger Food Bank CENC During this season of gratitude, I undertook the SNAP Benefits Challenge to reflect upon the reality of food insecurity and the importance of organizations like the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina in preventing hunger in our community. For three weeks I fed myself with…

2017's Calendar

Another year of ‘Hottest Chefs of the Triangle’

By Tessa Nguyen │ Food Bank CENC Social Media Ambassador As the holiday season has officially kicked off with Thanksgiving last week, I’m excited to continue the season of giving with our Hottest Chefs of the Triangle Calendar Party next Monday, December 4th at Big Boss Brewing Company from 6-9pm. Admission is FREE and the participating chefs will be providing complimentary…

Making Thanksgiving dreams come true

Hunger is a problem year-round. But every November, there’s a little extra joy in sharing Thanksgiving meals with neighbors in need, by way of our amazing donors and Partner Agencies. Grocers give back One example is Harris Teeter. As part of their annual Harvest Feast campaign, they donated the food and volunteer manpower to create…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

What to cook this Thanksgiving

Here’s a Thanksgiving recipe for you! This Thanksgiving, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is celebrating healthy food, healthy communities, and friends like you who make our work possible. As a token of our gratitude, we hope you’ll enjoy this delicious recipe chosen by our staff Nutrition Education Manager, Sara Clement, RD,…