Food Bank CENC President/CEO Peter Werbicki with Town of Atkinson Mayor Pastor Ken Smith

Relief for the Town of Atkinson

Stories of Hope I’d like to take a moment to thank you for the love and support you’ve shown as our community begins to rebuild from Hurricane Florence. It’s because of friends like you that we can provide emergency relief and support to people in central and eastern North Carolina during this time of great…

Find Help – Hurricane Florence

Food Bank CENC is hoping for the best – while working hard to prepare for the worst. We are coordinating with Partner Agencies across our service area, and stocking their shelves with as much food, water, and supplies as they can take. The agencies on this list represent our primary disaster relief sites – however…

When you don’t know what tomorrow will bring

Charles took a lot of pleasure and pride in working in the construction industry, until one day on the job, a tree fell on him, breaking his skull and shattering vertebra in his back. He was left with a plate in his skull, six fused vertebrae, and no income because his injuries made it impossible to work. “After the…

Short conversations

As we begin to wind down our Stop Summer Hunger initiative, and look ahead to Hunger Action Month in September, I have again been reminded about the power of partnerships in our community. When it comes to making sure that children and their families can keep food on the table during the stressful summer months,…

Child enjoying a summer meals sandwhich

The Only Meal

It’s lunchtime at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and all the children at Leadership Academy are enjoying a balanced meal with protein, fruits/veggies, grains, and milk, thanks to Food Bank CENC’s summer meals program. Then one of the supervisors comes back into the kitchen area. “Are there any leftover meals today?” she asks. “Some of the…

young girl

SNAP decisions in Farm Bill have potential to impact future nutrition options for millions

Guest Blog by Seth Palmer │ Food Bank CENC Social Media Ambassador In previous years, the Farm Bill has passed without much consequence. The bill has historically been a bipartisan ‘support and stabilization’ mechanism for the country’s agricultural sector. But it also covers multiple food and nutrition programs under the control of the US Department of Agriculture. In addition…