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…

Lee, of Williams Grove Baptist Church in Raleigh

Hunger Heroes among us: Lee

Lee is a soft-spoken man with a great taste in hats, and an even greater sense of purpose when it comes to caring for his community. He and his wife are in charge of the food pantry at William’s Grove Baptist Church in southeast Raleigh. Twice a week they come to the Food Bank’s Raleigh…

The Great Pantry Makeover at Gang Free, Inc.

Pantry makeovers make way for more food

Tackling the meal gap Last year Food Bank CENC distributed 70 million pounds of food across our 34-county service area. That equates to nearly 59 million meals for neighbors in need. Despite these record highs for our organization, we know there is still a 110 million meal gap that exists in our service area. We…

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…

sweet potatoes in a plastic produce bin

Feeding summer hunger with produce

Hunger is on the rise during summer months. Kids are out of school, and without free breakfast and lunch. Electric bills soar as temps rise. And following the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew, many household budgets are stretched beyond what they normally are, as families work to rebuild their lives. In the summer there is…

Kids Summer Meals

Making history with Kids Summer Meals

The Kids Summer Meals (KSM) Program is off and running with one of the busiest summers yet. KSM continues to work to alleviate childhood hunger in the most vulnerable months for low-income families. In June alone we provided 47,447 meals to 4,500 kids who normally rely on free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch throughout the…

Tanyel

’Take this medicine with a meal’

A few years back, staff at the Warren-Vance Community Health Center (WVCHC) in Henderson began noticing a troubling trend at their HIV clinic. Patients who had been doing well, and achieved suppressed viral loads (a measurement of successful treatment), were suddenly taking a turn and experiencing viral load increases. About 200 of WVCHC’s patients are…

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…

Salvation Army end of year shopping spree at Kroger

End of year shopping spree provides extra meals

Hunger is a serious problem in Food Bank CENC’s 34-county service area year-round, but the holidays are an exceptionally difficult time to be without. The Food Bank works with our more than 800 community partner agencies to distribute millions of pounds of food each year, and we know it’s still not enough. Fortunately, this December…