“Fighting Hunger in 34 Counties… So No One Goes Hungry.”
In January 2012, I started taking my kids to volunteer at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, in Raleigh. I wanted them to understand that many children experience hunger throughout their lives and that we can help. (In fact, 29% of the people served by the Food Bank’s networks are children.)
Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for over 30 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 warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2010-11, the Food Bank distributed more than 42.7 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies.