Photo of volunteers outside Durham Branch

Throwback Thursday to Opening of our New Durham Branch

One year ago we opened a new Durham Branch facility on Angier Avenue to better serve the Bull City and surrounding counties. After we cut the ribbon, we immediately got to work and settled into our new distribution center. Just one year later we can already see what a difference has been made! Since last…

Photo of New Bern Garden

Growing Hope

Down a quiet street just outside of historic downtown New Bern, volunteers patrol tidy rows of collard greens, potatoes, broccoli, and beans. Every Tuesday for the past four years, a group of six Master Gardeners have volunteered their time and skills to cultivate our New Bern Branch’s blooming garden. For them, Tuesdays are “plantin’ days,…

Five Big Goals for 2015

We told you about what we accomplished in 2014. Here’s what we’re working on this year:   Distribute between 50-52 million pounds of food That’s more than 140,000 meals a day! Our fleet of 19 trucks expects to travel over 500,000 miles and deliver 26 tractor trailers full of food every week. Food Bank staff…

Raleigh Branch 1997

Our Raleigh Branch on the Move

You may have heard that we need a new building for our Raleigh distribution center. Here’s some more information about how our Raleigh Branch works and why we are looking for a larger space. Six days a week, Food Bank staff and volunteers buzz around our Raleigh distribution center on Tarheel drive, working safely and…

The Story of One Thousand Thanksgivings

  Last month we told you the story of a group of churches in Moore County that come together every year to prepare Thanksgiving meals for kids and their families who receive weekend meals through the BackPack Pals Program at our Sandhills Branch. We told you that this year they expected to provide 900 meals to food…

How Do You Give Thanks?

By Michael Cotten, Sandhills Branch Director   Every Thanksgiving, volunteers from a group of churches in Moore County come together to prepare Thanksgiving meals for kids and their families who receive weekend meals through the BackPack Pals Program at our Sandhills Branch. As we approach the holiday, we wanted to share with you how they…

A Well-Oiled Machine

The story behind the cans of Food Lion Hunger Relief Day. By Charlie Hale, Vice President of IT & Operations It’s the second Thursday of the NC State Fair and you are pumped to enjoy a beautiful day of family fun at a discounted price. You park your car and grab your bag filled with…

What is a partner agency anyway?

A partner agency is our umbrella term for nonprofits such as food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers, and other organizations that provide emergency food assistance to people in need. These agencies are on the front lines of hunger, directly providing food and other human services to their community. Across our 34 county service…