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
Holiday Closings The Durham Branch will be closed to volunteers December 24 - 28 and January 1 - 4. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!
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.
Winter Newsletter The Winter 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
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 by December 26! More details at foodbankcenc.org/BoxContest
Bull City New Year's Eve December 31, 2014 Presented by Taste the Event, a lively, local New Year's Eve celebration at The Cookery in Durham to benefit the Food Bank! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit tastetheevent.com.
Retail Grocery Drives Going grocery shopping? Check out our list of local retailers who are hosting food & funds drives! Just click here: Retail Grocery Drives.
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