Special Events & Food Drives

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Special Events

Hunger Action Month
Learn about hunger in our community, and the actions we can all take to find solutions to end it, all month long. Take action today by visiting foodbankcenc.org/HungerActionMonth to learn more.

September 28-29
Join us on Facebook Live to follow a day in the life of the Food Bank! It takes partners and a dedicated community to find solutions to hunger, and over the course of 24 hours we will share what we’re doing in 34 counties ensure no one goes hungry...all 
while raising awareness and funds!

Kitchens of New Bern Tour
September 30
A unique opportunity to explore a select number of home kitchens in and around the New Bern area. Gracious homeowners are welcoming guests into the heart of their wonderful homes – the kitchen. This self-guided tour is a chance to learn about the latest kitchen designs, the newest industry ideas, and state of the art products. Tickets are $25.00 per person.

Students Against Hunger
October 2 - December 2
In our annual school food drive and friendly competition, students of all ages across our service area collect food and funds to help families in our communities. Join us this year by hosting a food drive at your school and help make a real difference in the lives of students in our area. Register your school

Chef's Feast on the River
October 9
Join the Wilmington Branch for a lovely evening of culinary delights with special guest Chef Vivian Howard. The event will begin at 6pm and will be hosted at the beautiful River Lights facility. Tickets and more information

Chef's Feast at Pinehurst
October 24
An elegant evening of upscale food, desserts, and wine. Local chefs and restaurants will be preparing their signature dishes paired with wine from our Premiere Partner Food Lion. Join us at the Pinehurst Members club for this can’t-miss event! Tickets and more information

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Community Events

Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day
Thursday, October 19th
North Carolina State Fair
One day only! Bring five cans of Food Lion brand food to the NC State Fair and receive one free admission ticket. Feel great about supporting a worthy cause while saving money! More info

32nd Annual Greater Triangle Area Crop Walk
Sunday, October 22nd
Court of NC North Trail, NC State campus
Help end hunger one step at a time. Registration begins at 1:30pm and the walk begins at 2:30pm. The Raleigh Branch of the Food Bank benefits from this walk. Host a team or register as an individual walker at CropHungerWalk.org/RaleighNC

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Retail Food Drives

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Ongoing Promotions

The Food Bank is an official participant of AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Food Bank. For more info, please visit: https://smile.amazon.com


Triangle Food Guy
Planning your next employee luncheon in the triangle? We are pleased to partner with Triangle Food Guy - a local company that offers worry-free corporate catering. A portion of all proceeds are donated to the Food Bank. Learn more: www.trianglefoodguy.com.


The Great American Milk Drive
That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing from the homes of many folks in our service area that are food insecure. In partnership with Feeding America, The Great American Milk Drive makes it easy to give a gallon of nutrient-rich milk to the Food Bank with just a click of your mouse! Your monetary donation will be sent to us in the form of milk coupons that we will then use to provide milk to local families in need. Learn more and donate: https://milklife.com/give


Move For Hunger
The Food Bank is delighted to partner with Move For Hunger - an organization that offers to pickup unwanted, non-perishable food items during the moving process and deliver them to local food banks. Simply use one of the moving partners in our area and they will provide a box for food items. You can pack it or use their professional moving staff. Move For Hunger will make arrangements for the items to be delivered to our locations. Read more about Move For Hunger or find a local mover who gives back.


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