The Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves six counties in central North Carolina. They are Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person and Vance counties.
Last year over 6.2 million pounds of food was distributed to 172 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Durham operates 2 trucks that traveled over 40,652 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 16,605 hours of their time last year, equivalent to over 7 full-time employees
In the counties served by the Durham branch, over 96,000 individuals are at risk of hunger: 30,000 are children and over 6% are 65 years and over.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Community Service Update Please be advised: Orientation for designated community service hours has been temporarily suspended until the beginning of June.
May Volunteer Update We will have limited volunteer hours during the month of May. Please contact the Volunteer Assistant, Angela Wallace, at email@example.com for available volunteer sessions.
Feed the Need Food Drive April 1-25, 2015 Join the News & Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Drop your food donations at your local Harris Teeter from April 1-25 across our service area in central & eastern NC. And if you live in the Triangle region, come on out for a special "Feed the Need Day" on Saturday, April 25 at 3 select stores. For more information and store locations, and to donate online, visit: www.feedtheneednc.com
Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, May 9, 2015 Join the National Association of Letter Carriers for the largest one-day food drive in the nation! Look out for a designated donation bag delivered to you by your letter carrier, fill it with your donation, and your letter carrier will pick it up on May 9! For more information, visit: http://nalc.org/food
Taste Now - April 26, 2015 Just as Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine showcase the best of food and drink in this area, so does Taste the Event, bringing the pages of the magazine to life through a variety of events that bring the culinary community together. A portion of the proceeds from Taste 2015 go toward our Durham Branch. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit tastetheevent.com.
Cedar Creek Gallery Adult Egg Hunt Friday, April 3, 2015 Hundreds of prize-filled eggs will adorn the grounds of Cedar Creek Gallery as part of their 47th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival! The eggs will be filled with various treats and prizes, including numbers that correspond to 50 clay and glass eggs handcrafted by Cedar Creek artisans. The search will get underway for adults only at 7:00 pm. The artists have generously donated the eggs in hopes of everyone participating making at least a $5 donation to the Food Bank in order to participate. More details here: www.cedarcreekgallery.com.
World Beer Festival Saturday, April 11, 2015 We are thrilled to be one of the charity beneficiaries of this great event in Downtown Raleigh! Food Bank volunteers will be there to accept your non-perishable and monetary donations all day. Donate 5 non-perishable items or $5 and you will get to go to the front of the entrance line! For more information, please visit their website.
BAPS Charities Walkathon Saturday, April 11, 2015 The local chapter of BAPS Charities in Raleigh has organized a walk to raise funds for the Food Bank! For more information on how to participate, please visit their website.
NC Pickle Festival Saturday, April 25, 2015 Have fun! Eat some pickles. Pet the Animals! Eat some pickles. Get your face painted! Eat some pickles. Did we say eat some pickles? The 29th annual NC Pickle Festival will be held from April 24-25 in Mt Olive. Stop by the Food Bank table to say hi on Saturday!
More details at: www.ncpicklefest.org
Triangle British Classic Car Show Saturday, May 16, 2015 Join us for the 19th annual NCMG Car Club's Triangle British Classic Car Show! See more than 125 cars & motorcycles representing over 60 years of British motoring history. Bring two non-perishable items and receive 1 free raffle ticket for wonderful prizes. The show runs from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at North Hills Mall, Raleigh. More details at: www.ncmgcarclub.org
Become a Social Media Ambassador #Durham We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our Durham 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