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 43,500 people live in food insecure households, a third of whom are children.

Last year we distributed more than 4.8 million pounds of food to our network of 96 partner agencies in the local community. Our volunteers at the branch served 5,728 hours, the equivalent to approximately 3 full-time employees.

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!



Come out to the Food Bank at Sandhills to watch the 24-Hour Telethon and participate in Open House activities! We'll have snacks, a raffle, live entertainment, an art exhibit and more! Learn more by viewing the event flyer.



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Located at: 195 Sandy Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387
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Phone: 910-692-5959
Fax: 910-692-5910

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


Hunger Action Month
September 1 - 30, 3015
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. Learn how you can join the movement and download our 30 Ways in 30 Days Hunger Action Month calendar:

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:




Open House and #FoodBank24 Watch Party
September 11 - 12, 2015
Come out to the Food Bank at Sandhills to watch the 24 -Hour Telethon and participate in Open House activities! We'll have snacks, a raffle, live entertainment, an art exhibit and more! Learn more by viewing the event flyer.

Help Purple Penguin Stuff the Truck
August 21 - September 12, 2015
Help Purple Penguin in Pinehurst Stuff the Truck as part of our annual Open House event! Food drive donors will receive a 10% discount on their purchase. For more info, visit Purple Penguin on Facebook.

Yes We Can 5K Canned Food Drive
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Join the Christian Provision Ministries in this 5K run/walk and food drive to benefit the Food Bank at Sandhills! For event information and registration, please view the event flyer.

Sock Hop
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Support the Food Bank at Sandhills at a 1950's-themed sock hop! Join us for food, fun, music, and dancing all while raising much needed funds to provide meals to the local communities. The event will be held in the Andrews Room at the Pinehurst Members Club and will begin at 6:30 pm with a social hour. Tickets are $75 and will be available for purchase at our warehouse located at 195 Sandy Avenue in Southern Pines. Questions? Please email the Sandhills Branch Director, Michael Cotten, and


#FoodBank24: A New Media Telethon
September 11 - 12, 2015
The fourth annual #FoodBank24 New Media Telethon will kick off Friday, September 11 at noon and will air live for 24 hours straight through September 12 at noon. Join us once again for 24 hours of hunger action to raise food, funds, and awareness as part of the national Hunger Action Month movement. Sign up to volunteer on the Day of Service, watch the show, or learn more at

Students Against Hunger
October - December, 2015
In our annual school food drive and friendly competition, students of all ages across our service area collect food and funds to help families in our communities. Join us this year by hosting a food drive at your school and help make a real difference in the lives of students in our area. More info here: Students Against Hunger

Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the State Fair
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Get Ready for Food Lion Hunger Relief Day on October 22! For the twelfth consecutive year, Food Lion will sponsor Hunger Relief Day at the North Carolina State Fair. Bring five (5) cans of Food Lion brand food and receive a ticket for free admission! Learn more at





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Daniel Smith, Driver/Warehouse Assistant
Jessica Ledbetter, Outreach Coordinator
Andrea Flagg, P/T BackPack Coordinator
Michael Cotten, Branch Director
Samuel Levinson, Operations Supervisor
Joseph Livengood, Product & Shopping Coordinator
Thomas Ferguson, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

195 Sandy Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387, (910) 692-5959, Open Mon-Fri, 8 AM to 4:30 PM 



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