The Sandhills Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties in south central North Carolina. They are Lee, Moore, Richmond and Scotland counties. One county served is shared with the Raleigh Branch, Lee county.
Last year over 5.1 million pounds of food was distributed to 100 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Sandhills operates two trucks that traveled over 42,047 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 6,257 hours of their time last year, equivalent to approximately three full-time employees.
In the counties served by the Sandhills branch, over 34,000 individuals are at risk of hunger: 12,000 are children and over 8% are 65 years and over.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Take the FNS Challenge August 25 - 29 In preparation for Hunger Action Month, we're taking the FNS Challenge. Join us and get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in North Carolina that receive FNS benefits and live on just $4.06 worth of food each day. Learn more and sign up.
#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.
2013 Impact Report: Food Restores Our latest Impact Report is in! Learn how we helped feed families in need last year: 2013 Impact Report »
Summer Newsletter The Summer Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
We've launched a blog! Our new blog will provide a more in-depth view of our work, the people we serve, and resources for providing hunger relief to our neighbors in need. Check it out and subscribe! blog.foodbankcenc.org »
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: www.foodbankcenc.org/SMA
New Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the Sandhills Branch service area? Print the new Sandhills Branch Fact Card! View Fact Card »
A volunteer from our Sandhills Branch, Andrea Flagg, initiated a fundraising campaign called Humble Pies. We’d like to thank Andrea for her generosity and for allowing us to share her story of what compassion and a little creativity can accomplish in our community. Thanks so much, Andrea! Read her story here: facebook.com/FoodBankCENC
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.