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…

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…

From left, Fred Hammond, Jackie Poist, Jenny Hively and Dona Bey sort eggs at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C.'s Wilmington branch Tuesday, Sept. 14. The team of volunteers repackages up to 20,000 eggs per week for distribution in the Cape Fear region. Paul Stephen/StarNews

In the News: ‘Unfortunate’ record year

Our Wilmington Branch has accomplished great things in recent years. Creatively packing produce bags with tasty recipes makes it easier for partner agencies to distribute healthy food to families in need. And sorting 25,000 eggs in a single day is no small feat! During the 2015-16 fiscal year, the Wilmington team distributed 7.6 million pounds…

Kids Summer Meals

In The News: Until school starts, summer meals continue

This summer marks the eighth year that the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has administered Kids Summer Meals programs. We work together with partner agencies across our 34-county service territory to ensure that children in low-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access…

The Pork Chop Story

As the coordinator of a food pantry in rural eastern North Carolina, Dianne Andrews meets a lot of seniors living on small fixed incomes. But one story has stuck with her. One day Dianne got a call from her Aunt, who knew of an older adult who wasn’t eating anything because she couldn’t afford more…

The Power of Grandma’s Cooking

Grandparents hold a special place in our heart, especially when it comes to food. Many of us have memories of grandma’s cooking, always delicious and made with love. Grandmas around the world have served as sources of never-ending culinary knowledge, using their skills and family recipes to feed the people in their care. As their…

Photo of Kelly at Food Pantry

How a Food Pantry Helped Kelly Battle Cancer

Kelly was in a dire situation when she drove into the parking lot of Community Helpers, one of our partner agencies in Knightdale. Fighting cancer for the fourth time, she just endured a surgery that left her barely able to walk. She had a disabled child and grandchildren at home who needed to eat. She had nothing to give them…