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
Drive, Drop, and Go Food Drive Wednesday, July 16 61,000 children in our New Bern and Greenville service areas lose access to school meals during the summer. As part of the Food Bank's Stop Summer Hunger campaign, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church are hosting donation drop off locations from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm on July 16. For location information, please view the event flyer.
The Lil Pirate Exchange Food Drive Friday, August 8 Join the Lil Pirate Exchange on “Fill the Food Bank” Day at the Greenville Convention Center! Receive $5 off your purchase with a donation of 10 cans, and receive $10 off with a donation of 20 cans! Regular shopping will occur between 10 am and 7 pm, but a donation of 2 cans will get you in the door early at 9:00 am! For more information, please visit www.lilpiratesexchange.com.
2013 Impact Report: Food Restores Our latest Impact Report is in! Learn how we helped feed families in need last year: 2013 Impact Report »
Summer Newsletter The Summer Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
We've launched a blog! Our new blog will provide a more in-depth view of our work, the people we serve, and resources for providing hunger relief to our neighbors in need. Check it out and subscribe! blog.foodbankcenc.org »
#FoodBank24: A New Media Telethon September 26-27, 2014 The date for the third annual 24-Hour Telethon (now named #FoodBank24) has been set for Friday, September 26 starting at 12 noon and airing through September 27 at noon. The Food Bank and Gregory Ng of Freezer Burns are coming together once again to raise food, funds, and awareness as part of the national Hunger Action Month movement. Learn more at foodbank24.org.
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
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.
New Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the Greenville Branch service area? Print the new Greenville Branch Fact Card! View Fact Card »
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.