Sandhills Branch of Food Bank CENC




The Sandhills Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties including Lee, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland. In these counties, more than 43,280 people live in food insecure households, more than a third of whom are children.

Last year we distributed more than 3.9 million pounds of food to our network of 98 partner agencies in the local community. Our volunteers at the branch served 8,311 hours, the equivalent to approximately 4 full-time employees. To learn more, view our Sandhills Branch Profile.

For every dollar donated, we can provide 5 meals to the Sandhills community! Get involved today by making a donation, signing up to volunteer, or hosting a food drive!


Food Bank CENC Sandhills Branch Blog Post

Grandparents hold a special place in our heart, especially when it comes to food. In this blog post, learn how as their children grow up and start cooking for families of their own, many older adults turn to a different kind of family to feed: their community. The Power of Grandma’s Cooking.



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Located at: 195 Sandy Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387
Click here for directions

Phone: 910-692-5959   |   Fax: 910-692-5910

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 AM to 4:30 PM
See Annual Closing Schedule


Our Summer Newsletter is In!
Read about how your donations can fill in the missing meals for children this summer, as well as upcoming events and food drives. View Hunger Matters Summer 2016 »

Become a Social Media Ambassador #SandhillsNC
We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our Sandhills 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:

New Branch Fact Card and Profile
Learn more about our Sandhills Branch, our partner agencies, and the need in the area by viewing our new Sandhills Fact Card and Sandhills Branch Profile.


#FoodBank24: A Food Bank Facebook Telethon
September 15-16 (noon to noon)
Here's a special way to learn more about the Food Bank AND take action! We’ve got 24 hours to raise enough funds to provide 120,000 meals to our hungry neighbors. Follow along on Facebook for video tours of our facilities, interviews with staff and partners, plus Food Bank news. Visit for more information.

Hunger Action Month
September 2016
There's never been a better time to help us reach our No One Goes Hungry mission! Visit for our 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar, graphics you can sahre, and more! Be sure to wear orange on Hunger Action Day (Sept. 8th)! 

Sandhills Hunger Matters Open House Event
Saturday, September 17, 10am-2pm
Join us at the Food Bank to learn about our organization and the services we offer in the community to help those who are food insecure. We will have live entertainment, free food, games and activities for all ages. Learn More >>

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Sandhills Branch 2016



Jessica Ledbetter, Outreach Coordinator
Joanne Conrad, Manager, Moore County Backpack Program
Michael Cotten, Branch Director
Michael McKay, Shopping & Product Coord/Volunteer Coord
Samuel Levinson, Operations Supervisor

195 Sandy Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387
(910) 692-5959
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Click the images below to view and print our Branch Profile, Fact Card, and Food Drive Sign:

Sandhills Branch ProfileSandhills Branch Fact Card    Sandhills Food Drive Sign


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