||Orange is the official color of Hunger Action Month.
||Last year we distributed more than 64.4 million pounds of food to people in need. That's a record!
||We distribute food to folks in need through six branches: Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Sandhills, and Wilmington.
||Our 19,000 square mile service territory covers one third of NC, which is roughly the size of Switzerland.
||Our Three Squares for CENC program helps people apply for FNS benefits so they can afford healthy food.
||We're part of Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the U.S.
||The largest single source of food we receive is through our Retail Donation Program.
||In a typical week, we serve more than 30,000 food insecure households through our partner agencies.
||Last year our volunteers
gave a record-breaking 236,000 hours of their time, equivalent to 113 full-time
||The Sandhills Branch was the first branch of the Food Bank to open outside of Raleigh in 1981.
||62% of households we serve have had to choose between paying for food & paying rent/mortgage. This percentage has doubled in the past four years.
||74% of FNS recipients in our service area report that their monthly FNS benefits only last 3 weeks or less.
||Our Greenville Branch
opened in 1999 in response to the devastation of Hurricane Floyd
||Did you know? 59% of all the food we distribute is perishable. That means fresh produce, meat & dairy products!
||#FoodBank24 begins at
12noon! Help raise 120,000 meals and learn about the Food Bank’s big move!
||Our New Bern Branch has a
community garden that provided nearly 8,000 lbs of fresh produce to the
community last year.
||We provide relief when a natural disaster strikes in our region. Learn more: http://foodbankcenc.org/DisasterRelief
||Last year we distributed 22 million pounds of fresh produce through our partner agencies.
||Our Wilmington Branch
officially joined in 2008, but was operating as the Food Bank of Coastal
Carolina long before that.
||Last year local communities
donated 1.7 million pounds of food by hosting food drives.
||1 in 6 people in NC are eligible for and receive Food & Nutrition Services Benefits.
||In our 34-county service area, 1 in 3 people who are food insecure are children.
||On average, people who receive Food & Nutrition Services benefits in NC live on just $4.21 of food a day.
||Last year we helped generate $1.5 million dollars in FNS Benefits across central & eastern NC.
||For every dollar donated, we can provide 5 meals to the local community.
||In our service area nearly 650,000 people live in food insecure households.
||The Food Bank's Durham Branch distributed more than 9 million lbs last year, a new record!
||Last year we served over one million meals to children through our Kids Meals & More Programs.
||97 cents of every $1 donated to the Food Bank goes to food & food programs.
||Your donation has buying power. For every $1 donated, we provide $10 worth of food to our hungry neighbors.