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 The Food Bank at Greenville will be closed Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. We will re-open Monday, April 6 for volunteers, partner agencies, and donors. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!
Touch-A-Truck Saturday, April 25, 2015 The Junior Women's Association of Greenville proudly presents the 5th annual Touch-A-Truck event. Big rigs, emergency vehicles, construction equipment, and all the other big machines that make kids say "whoa!" will be on display from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the parking lot area between the Greenville Mall and Yadkin Bank. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, with some of the proceeds going to the Food Bank. For more information, visit:
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. For more information and to donate online, visit: www.feedtheneednc.com
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
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
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