The New Bern Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 5 counties in eastern North Carolina. They are Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico counties.
Last fiscal year, over 1.7 million pounds of food was distributed to 74 partner agencies in those counties.
In the five counties served by the New Bern Branch 49,937 individuals are at risk of hunger: 17,829 are children, over 8% are 65 years and older.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Share Your Christmas December 10 - 12, 2014 Our Greenville and New Bern Branches will once again partner with WCTI NewsChannel 12 for Share Your Christmas! WCTI will broadcast live while collecting donations of food and funds in select locations on December 10,11, and 12. For more information and to donate money online, please visit www.foodbankcenc.org/SYC.
Giving Tuesday Tuesday, December 2 Thanks so much to the New Bern Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Council for helping to promote Giving Tuesday as a day to celebrate generosity and give back to our community. If you'd like to make a Giving Tuesday donation to the Food Bank, please visit: foodbankcenc.org/GivingTuesday. Remember: For every dollar donated we can provide five meals to food insecure families!
Fall Newsletter The Fall 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
Students Against Hunger October-December, 2014 Did you know that almost 50% of students in our 34 county service area qualify for free or reduced-price lunch? It is difficult for any student to excel academically when they come to school hungry. So we invite all students, staff, parents and teachers to join our Students Against Hunger food and funds drive to help feed hungry children and their families in our community. More info here: Students Against Hunger
Zumbathon November 22, 2014 Make every move count! Join the Zumbathon charity event at Gold's Gym in New Bern. Donate non-perishable food items and enjoy a session of fun and exercise! For more information, please view the event flyer.
Holiday Meals Drive November 1 - December 31, 2014 No child or family should go hungry during the holidays. But with your help, they won't! That's the power of your giving when you contribute to the Food Bank's Holiday Meals Drive. Learn how you can make a difference at foodbankcenc.org/HolidayMeals.
Food Drive Box Decorating Contest November 1 - December 26, 2014 Holding a food drive for the holidays? Decorate your box and enter our contest! Entering is easy... Just email us the photo! More details at foodbankcenc.org/BoxContest
Become a Social Media Ambassador #NewBern We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our New Bern Branch! We invite social media professionals, technology enthusiasts & networked individuals to "use their social media powers for good" and join the Food Bank as Social Media Ambassadors! Learn more and sign up: www.foodbankcenc.org/SMA
Food Drives & Special Events Be sure to check out all of the great food drives and special events going on throughout our region! You can view them all here: www.foodbankcenc.org/specialevents.