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,…

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…

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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…

Rich Commercial Realty volunteers

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…

President/CEO Peter Werbicki on SNAP

Updated February 2018 Every day at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a little different. We never know who will walk through our doors in need of food, education and community connections, or support with state and federal benefits. We recently heard from Laura, a single mom whose work hours had been…

FNEFL Family, staff from FNEFL and sister food banks worked together to help the community following Hurricane Irma

After Irma, Food Bank staff help Florida recover

By Ansel Prichard | Food Bank CENC Lead Volunteer Coordinator Being an employee of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (FBCENC), you may wonder why I spent a week fighting hunger in Jacksonville, FL. Part of being a member of the Feeding America network, is banding together to help our sister food banks…