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
Eat Out to Support BackPack Pals! November 20, 24, and December 1, 2014 Tired of cooking? Eat out for a good cause! Join us the following nights at area restaurants to help raise money for the BackPack Pals: November 20 at Chili's, November 24 at Smithfield's Chicken 'N BBQ, and December 1 at Chick-Fil-A. For more information, please view the event flyer.
Singing on the Hill Thursday, December 4, 2014 Singing on the Hill presents A Christmas Tour to benefit the BackPack Pals! Admission is free with a suggested donation to to help feed local kids in need. For more information, please view the event flyer.
Winter Newsletter The Winter 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
Students Against Hunger October-December, 2014 Did you know that almost 50% of students in our 34 county service area qualify for free or reduced-price lunch? It is difficult for any student to excel academically when they come to school hungry. So we invite all students, staff, parents and teachers to join our Students Against Hunger food and funds drive to help feed hungry children and their families in our community. More info here: Students Against Hunger
Holiday Meals Drive November 1 - December 31, 2014 No child or family should go hungry during the holidays. But with your help, they won't! That's the power of your giving when you contribute to the Food Bank's Holiday Meals Drive. Learn how you can make a difference at foodbankcenc.org/HolidayMeals.
Food Drive Box Decorating Contest November 1 - December 26, 2014 Holding a food drive for the holidays? Decorate your box and enter our contest! Entering is easy... Just email us the photo! More details at foodbankcenc.org/BoxContest
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
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.