The Greenville Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves ten counties in eastern North Carolina. They are Carteret, Craven, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt & Wilson counties. Edgecombe and Wilson counties are shared with our Raleigh Branch. Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico are shared with our New Bern Branch.
Last fiscal year, over 7 million pounds of food was distributed to 91 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Greenville operates three trucks that traveled over 85,423 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 36,000 hours of their time last year, equivalent to over 17 full-time employees.
In the counties served by the Greenville branch, over 148,980 individuals are at risk of hunger: 45,480 are children and over 7% are 65 years and over.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Upcoming Closings June 29 - July 5, 2015 The Food Bank at Greenville will be closed to volunteers and partner agencies from June 29 through July 5 as we complete year-end inventory and make necessary maintenance repairs at our facilities. Note: We will still accept food drive donations during this time!
Stop Summer Hunger June 1 - July 31, 2015 School is out, but hunger isn't! Join us for our annual food and funds drive to help provide meals to kids over the summer months. Learn more: stopsummerhunger.org.
The Little Bank Drive, Drop & Go! June 18, 2015 The Little Bank is hosting a Drive, Drop and Go food drive at their Greenville, Goldsboro, Jacksonville, Kinston, La Grange, and New Bern locations on Thursday, June 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Stop by and drop off your donations to help Stop Summer Hunger! For more info, please view the event flyer.
Lowes Foods Bag Childhood Hunger Food Drive June 1 - June 30, 2015 Lowes Foods' annual food drive kicks off June 1 at all stores in our 34 county service area, and donating is easy! Purchase a pre-packed bag of groceries to donate at the front of the store. Monetary donations will also be accepted at the register. View the event flyer for more information or visit lowesfoods.com to find the store nearest you.
Become a Social Media Ambassador #GreenvilleNC We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our Greenville 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