Sandhills Branch of Food Bank CENC


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Hurricane Matthew Relief

If you live in a Matthew-affected area and need food, the Disaster Ready Partner Agencies on this list are there for you.

Thanks to your support, here's the help we've been able to provide (as of Oct. 20)

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, thousands of our neighbors are without food, water and basic supplies. The Food Bank CENC is poised to deliver life sustaining food, water, and non-food essentials to the thousands impacted by this storm. If you would like to support our disaster efforts, here's what you can do:

  • Donate Funds: Donate online at For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide 5 meals. 
  • Shop our Virtual Food Drive: Buy groceries for affected families through our Virtual Food Drive »
  • Donate Food/Items: During a disaster, these are the items we need the most. (We ask that you make every effort to drop off your food drive at one of our 6 warehouse locations, as our trucks and drivers are working extra hard to make Disaster Relief Deliveries.)
  • Spread Awareness: Encourage your friends to join the Hurricane Matthew Relief efforts. Click to share: Twitter Facebook
  • Volunteer: We need volunteers in the Durham area to collect food donations on Oct. 29 (10am-4pm) and Oct 30 (noon-4pm). Email for more info & to sign up.




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!


Sandy Marsh, Agency Director of Southern Mission Ministries,

Sandhills Branch Leverages Technology to Help Our Partners Feed More By increasing access to technology, the Sandhills Branch has increased the feeding reach of our community partners. At the same time, they've partnered with Sandhills Community College Continuing Education Program to offer free computer classes at several different partner agency sites in the area.

Sandhills Branch Leverages Technology to Help Our Partners Feed More



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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


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.


Chef's Feast at Pinehurst
November 5, 5:30-8pm
An international Food and Wine tasting event! Chefs from local restaurants and the Pinehurst Resort are preparing their signature dishes from seven countries, to raise funds for hunger relief in the Sandhills region. Learn more » | Buy tickets » | Facebook »

Students Against Hunger
October 3 - December 3
Participating Schools compete to see who can collect the most food and funds for neighbors in need. Competing schools must deliver their donations to any of our 6 warehouses by noon on Saturday, December 3, 2016Register your school »


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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