Volunteering at the Food Bank: Why it Matters to Me

By Jennifer Spencer, Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC   September is Hunger Action Month. When I say that, you might be conjuring up an image of a hollow-cheeked, wide-eyed child with dirt on her face, looking sadly into a camera. And yes, hunger certainly can look like that.…

Hunger Matters to Me Because…

In honor of Hunger Action Month, we asked Food Bank staff members why hunger mattered to them. Here are some of their responses for why they work hard every day: Hunger Matters to me because… “We’re here to serve our families, friends, and neighbors in need.” “216,667 children should not be hungry.” “I get to…

Taking Hunger Action, One Minute at a Time

By Gregory Ng, Food Bank Social Media Ambassador & CMO of Brooks Bell September is Hunger Action Month. For two years now I have taken action by staying awake for over 24 hours straight, raising money and awareness for hunger relief. And this Friday I will do it again. The third annual #FoodBank24: A New Media…

FNS Challenge: Day 1

This week Food Bank staff and community members are taking the FNS Challenge to get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in North Carolina that receive FNS benefits and live on just $4.06 worth of food each day. Every day this week we’ll publish a round-up of posts from participants that have chosen…

Could you live on $4.06 a day?

By Emily Kraft, Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator We talk a lot about the food we have in our distribution centers and how we provide it to folks in need through our partner agencies. But the truth is food pantries and soup kitchens in our network, while vital to our efforts, are not the first line…