Angie Nesius, Food Bank CENC volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Angie Nesius

Angie Nesius has been volunteering with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina since 2016. She lives in Raleigh and works as a medical biller. Rather than sorting food, Angie uses her technological savvy to assist with donor database entry and donor appreciation. How did you first come to be a Food Bank…

Volunteers from 'Life' at Food Bank CENC

Life Corporate Staff Serve at Food Bank

This content originally appeared on Life’s blog, and has been reposted with permission. “A true legacy is established over a lifetime and relates to what a human being does for others, not for himself.” – Bill Courtney Several times a year, the Life World Headquarters in North Carolina makes it a priority to serve and give back to those…

All the tools for a healthy meal

Each week our Allscripts Teaching Kitchen hosts nutrition education cooking classes (taught in both English and Spanish) for low-income families. Many of the women in the classes are single mothers working their way out of very tough situations. When they come to the Food Bank, they learn how to prepare different dishes that include healthy…

Food Bank CENC's top moments of 2017

Top 7 Moments of 2017

Each year we ask our community to help us provide millions of meals to neighbors in need, and each year you answer the call. 2017 was no exception. Fueled by your support, we worked efficiently and creatively all year long to provide the healthiest food possible to as many families, children, and seniors as possible. 1.…

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…

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Camden Cares

This content originally appeared on Camden’s blog, and has been reposted with permission. If you look up the word “care” it is defined as the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something. The Camden Cares project is the embodiment of that very definition. All over the country, Camden Cares teams…

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…

Franklin Academy volunteers experience sorting potatoes

Guest Blog: Franklin Academy students find love for philanthropy

Rachel Tucker is Franklin Academy High School‘s National Honor Society President. She reflects on her experience volunteering at the Food Bank alongside her peers. Thanks to the recommendation of my Community Service Coordinator, Sara Allen, I and the members of Franklin Academy’s National Honor Society (NHS) had the extreme pleasure of spending three mornings and…