The Story of One Thousand Thanksgivings

  Last month we told you the story of a group of churches in Moore County that come together every year to prepare Thanksgiving meals for kids and their families who receive weekend meals through the BackPack Pals Program at our Sandhills Branch. We told you that this year they expected to provide 900 meals to food…

On the Road with Manny

What’s it like to be a Food Bank driver? And how do they distribute food to people in need? Watch the video to follow Manny on his route from Wake to Warren County and back while he drops off food at a partner agency and fills his truck back up with donations from our retail partners.…

What is a partner agency anyway?

A partner agency is our umbrella term for nonprofits such as food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers, and other organizations that provide emergency food assistance to people in need. These agencies are on the front lines of hunger, directly providing food and other human services to their community. Across our 34 county service…

2013 Impact Report: Food Restores

The Food Bank produces an Annual Report, or Impact Report, every year. The report includes comprehensive information about our activities and financial performance from the year prior, and is a simple way to see how your generous donations helped the community–how you made a difference. And our latest report is in! Check it out: View the…

Cans

Save the Cans: An Engineering Project for Hunger Relief

Millions of cans are donated to the Food Bank every year. But how do we prepare them for distribution? All canned food donations are weighed and sorted by our volunteers. But the cans we receive from one of our food industry partners, around 500,000 of them, must also be inspected and labeled. Volunteers carefully examine…