Mission: Established in 1980, the food bank is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties for over 37 years. The food bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in durham, greenville, new bern, raleigh, the sandhills (southern pines) and wilmington.
Programs: The food bank of central and eastern north carolina distributed a record amount of meals-more than 66 million pounds of food to more than 800 partner agencies across central and eastern nc. This great achievement would not have been possible without our dedicated and compassionate community of staff, volunteers, donors, advocates, and corporate partners. For 37 years, this is how we've helped feed thousands of children, seniors, families, and individuals in need.
through our kids summer meals program the food bank of central and eastern north carolina served more than 157 sites and over 8,200 children.
the food bank of central and eastern north carolina's retail donation program rescued and distributed more food than ever before, ensuring less food in our landfills and more meals for families in need. Through this program, our partner agencies picked up more than 20 million pounds of food from local retail stores, a record for the organization.