Food Bank CENC’s top 6 moments of 2016

2016 was a banner year for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. From a new building, to a new department, to a new record, here’s 6 moments that stand out from the rest as we look back on 2016. We fed more people than ever before! Our 6 Branches distributed over 64…

ECU Students Nicole & Lizzie organized their fellow Pirates to volunteer

Hundreds volunteer at Food Bank CENC Branches on MLK Day

Activity round-up from our Greenville, Raleigh, and Durham Branches: For most Americans, Martin Luther King Day is a day off from work and school. But for hundreds of our volunteers, it’s a day to roll up their sleeves and head to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to help feed their friends and…

Hurricane Matthew Relief

Where can I get food, following Hurricane Matthew?

Since Hurricane Matthew hit, numerous individuals, businesses, and groups have given generously to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. (Here’s how you can help too!) We’re so fortunate to be supported by such a strong community. As we work to get food and basic household items to the people affected by Hurricane Matthew, our…

Three Kids Who Are Especially Awesome

What motivates people to volunteer? Many feel compassion, a sense of community, and a desire to give to those less fortunate than themselves. We are continually in awe of our volunteers as they give up their free time, and instead work hard to help someone they will likely never meet. So you can imagine our amazement when…

Giving a Hand Up to Greenville Families

Meet Tony and Kathy. They run the food pantry at Hope of Glory Ministries, one of our partner agencies in Greenville. They provide food to more than 70 families every month. But they don’t stop there–They also help teach people life skills like personal finance to help them get back on their feet. “There are people who have…

The Food Bank at New Bern Marks Five Years of Service

Just five years ago, unemployment rates and the price of food and gas skyrocketed as people across the country tried to get back on their feet after the recession. Thousands of families in North Carolina were forced to choose between filling up their gas tank so they could drive to work or buying groceries to feed…

A Letter from Our New Eastern Regional Director

Dear Friend of the Food Bank, I’m Lance Barton, the new Eastern Regional Director at the Food Bank. My family and I recently moved from Northern Virginia to join the Greenville community and serve our neighbors in need through the Food Bank’s Greenville and New Bern Branches. This begins a new chapter in our lives…

Photo of The Regulars

How Our Volunteers Feed Local Families

Last week we had the honor to celebrate our wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Without the hard work of dedicated and compassionate individuals, families, and corporate groups, we could not provide food to thousands of food insecure households in our service area. Our army of volunteers almost double our workforce, adding the equivalent of…