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 8.8 million pounds of food was distributed to 94 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Greenville operates three trucks that traveled over 85,423 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 36,733 hours of their time last year, equivalent to over 17 full-time employees.
In the counties served by the Greenville branch, over 103,000 individuals are at risk of hunger: 61,000 are children and over 7% are 65 years and over.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Share Your Christmas Food Drive Friday, December 13th Join the Food Bank at New Bern and Greenville for WCTI’s Annual Share Your Christmas Food Drive! On Friday, December 13th from 11 am to 7 pm, drop off non-perishable food items at any of the following locations: :
* Greenville Mall - 714 Greenville Blvd. SE
* New Bern Mall - 3134 Doctor MLK Jr. Blvd.
* Jacksonville Mall - 375 Jacksonville Mall
* Walmart Parking Lot in Morehead
* The Commissary at Cherry Point. Note: The Commissary will hold their food drive from December 6-13. Can’t make it in person on December 13? You still participate! Make an online donation at www.foodbankcenc.org/SYC.
We've Moved! Our Greenville branch celebrated the move to a new location with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The new 17,500 square foot distribution center on Union Street includes a new Produce Room donated by Food Lion and a dedicated volunteer area. Learn more by viewing our press release or the article in The Daily Reflector.
Upcoming Event: Down East Sportsman's Expo January 31-February 2, 2014 Join us for "A Show For The Outdoor Enthusiast" at the Greenville Convention Center. The show will feature exhibitors covering the whole realm for the outdoor enthusiast: hunting, fishing, boating and RVs. Bring 4 or more items for the Food Bank and receive a raffle ticket. More info: http://downeastexpos.com
New Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the Greenville Branch service area? Print the new Greenville Branch Fact Card! Download now »