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My Wake-Up Call in Wake County

By Matt Abele, Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC I recently signed up to serve as a Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. I joined at the request of my friend Molly, a Food Bank staff member. But it didn’t take long…

Honoring Pat, Hunger Hero since 1988

Meet Pat. Pat joined the Food Bank staff in January of 1988. During her 27 years of service, she logged almost 53,000 hours of hard work, a record in the history of the Food Bank. Over the years Pat has witnessed incredible growth at our organization. When she joined the Food Bank team, we had…

Linda Hubbard with BackPack Donations

Moore Co Recognizes a Leader and a Legend

We are thrilled to announce that Linda Hubbard, a former member of the Food Bank team now retired, has received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for Moore County. As the Director of the BackPack Pals program for more than ten years, Linda Hubbard provided hunger relief to our most vulnerable students in a county where…

Food Bank Spotlight: 2015 Hunt-Morgridge Awardee, Ash Pipkin

Meet Ash. The Food Bank is honoring his lifetime of service to our community with our 2015 Hunt-Morgridge Award. Read on to hear his story. About the Hunt-Morgridge Award: This award recognizes extraordinary leadership and dedication to hunger relief efforts. The Food Bank instituted the award in the name of The Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr., former…

Salute to Our Hunger Heroes on Veterans Day

To the children and their families served by the Food Bank and our partner agencies,we are often seen as heroes – providing food during difficult economic times and rescuing individuals from having to make decisions like whether to buy food or heat their homes. But another group of heroes who are part of the Food…