The New Bern Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 5 counties in eastern North Carolina. They are Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico counties.
Last fiscal year, over 1.7 million pounds of food was distributed to 74 partner agencies in those counties.
In the five counties served by the New Bern Branch 49,937 individuals are at risk of hunger: 17,829 are children, over 8% are 65 years and older.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Hunger Action Month September 1 - 30, 3014 September is Hunger Action Month. All month long, communities across the country will stand up for hunger relief and raise their voices for the 1 in 6 people in the United States that struggle with hunger every day. Learn how you can take Hunger Action: www.foodbankcenc.org/HAM
Hunger Action Month Can Structures August 20-September 30 Come check out awesome Hunger Action Month can structures on display in the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center! All of the cans used to make the structures will be donated to the Food Bank and will provide approximately 3,600 meals to those at risk of hunger in the New Bern area.
The Kitchens of New Bern Tour Saturday, September 27 The Kitchens of New Bern Tour is a unique opportunity to explore the heart of some of historic New Bern’s most outstanding residences as well as Tryon Palace’s Kitchen Office and Garden on Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Fall Newsletter The Fall 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
#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.
New Bern Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Thursday, October 16, 2014 We are honored to host the Chamber's monthly networking event at our New Bern Branch to give Chamber members the opportunity to meet fellow business owners and learn more about the Food Bank. The Chamber is such a strong partner of the Food Bank, and we are excited for the chance to showcase our New Bern Branch!
Become a Social Media Ambassador #NewBern We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our New Bern 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
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.