Sandhills Branch of Food Bank CENC

The Sandhills Branch will be closed to volunteers and partner agencies from June 30 to July 8
as we complete year-end inventory and make necessary maintenance repairs at our facilities.
Note: We will still accept food drive donations during this time!




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.



Photo of Sandhills Branch

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


Help Us Stop Summer Hunger
For 300,000 children in our service area, summer doesn’t mean a fun-filled vacation. For them, no school means no meals. Help us provide 3.3 million meals to these children and their families by joining us in our Stop Summer Hunger Campaign (June 1 - July 31, 2016). Learn more »

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.


Stop Summer Hunger Food & Fund Drive
Friday, June 3, 2016
Join Star 102.5 and help us Stop Summer Hunger! Drop off your monetary and food drive donations in the Honeybaked Ham parking lot in Aberdeen on June 3 from 7:00 am till 6:00 pm. The Star 102.5 DJs will be broadcasting live! More info coming soon at

Sandhills Broadway Series
Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, 2016
Enjoy an evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein at The O'Neal School in Southern Pines! A portion of proceeds will benefit the Backpack Pals of Moore County. For more information and tickets, visit

Hunger Action Day™
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Take a special action on this day to fight hunger in our area. Visit for ideas!



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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