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
We know that it is sometimes a dreaded question, but... Will you help us move? Our Durham Branch is relocating to a new facility at 2700 Angier Avenue that will help us better meet the growing need in our Bull City community. But we need your help to get us there. Don't worry, we’ll make it easy for you! Help us move without breaking a sweat by joining our Virtual Moving Party!
Win tickets to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band! Thursday, April 24, 2014 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are coming to PNC Arena in Raleigh on Thursday, April 24! They have generously offered four premier tickets and four E Street Lounge passes to help raise funds to support hunger relief in our region through an online auction. You can be the lucky winner of this unforgettable experience by placing your bid now! For more information, visit www.foodbankcenc.org/SpringsteenAuction.
Hot Off the Press! The Spring Edition of the Hunger Beat is in! View it here: Hunger Beat »
Feed the Need Food Drive April 1-26, 2014 Join the News & Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Drop your food donations at area Harris Teeters from April 1-26 or come on out for a special "Feed the Need Day" on Saturday, April 26 at 5 select stores. For more information and store locations, visit: www.feedtheneednc.com
TASTE the event April 23-27, 2014 Sponsored by Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine, TASTE celebrates the vibrant Durham-Chapel Hill culinary scene with a festival of food & beverage events. A portion of ticket sale proceeds from the signature event, the Grand TASTE Experience at DPAC on Thursday, April 24, will be donated to our Durham Branch. For more information, visit: www.tastetheevent.com
NC Pickle Festival Saturday, April 26, 2014 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 28th annual NC Pickle Festival will be held from April 25-27 in Mt Olive. Stop by the Food Bank table to say hi on Saturday!
More details at: www.ncpicklefest.org
Stamp Out Hunger May 10, 2014 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 10! For more information, visit: www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive.
Triangle British Classic Car Show Saturday, May 17, 2014 Join us for the 18th 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 four 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
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.
New Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the Durham Branch service area? Check out the new Durham Branch Fact Card! View Fact Card »