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
Fall Newsletter The Fall 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
Students Against Hunger October-December, 2014 Did you know that almost 50% of students in our 34 county service area qualify for free or reduced-price lunch? It is difficult for any student to excel academically when they come to school hungry. So we invite all students, staff, parents and teachers to join our Students Against Hunger food and funds drive to help feed hungry children and their families in our community. More info here: Students Against Hunger
Eastern Carolina Fall Food Drive October 19 - November 20, 2014 The Young Professionals of Pitt County, WITN, and Southern Bank are hosting the 5th Annual Eastern Carolina Fall Food Drive to benefit the Greenville community! Make your donation of non-perishable food items at local Walmarts or additional drop off locations in the area and help ensure that families in need do not have to choose between heating their homes and putting food on the table this holiday season. Learn more about how to make your donation here.
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.
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.