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!


Giving Tuesday: $1 = 10 Meals

Double your impact on Giving Tuesday! Your gift will go twice as far on Tuesday, December 1 thanks to a matching gift from our generous partners Railinc and Harris Teeter. Every dollar donated will be matched up to $20,000! Donate now.



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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


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:




Holiday Meals Drive
Through December 31, 2015
Help ensure no one goes hungry this holiday season. Give the gift of a meal and you'll help feed local children, seniors, and families in need. For every dollar donated, we can provide five meals. Learn more and donate.

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 Drive Box Decorating Contest
November 1 - December 23, 2015
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


Lowes Foods Friends Feeding Friends
October 1 - December 31, 2015
For 20 years, this food and fund drive has helped feed our neighbors in need. Look for pre-packaged bags of food or donate your own items at your local Lowes Foods store. You can also donate money at the register. For store information, please visit

Food Lion Feeds: Holidays Without Hunger
November 18 - December 22, 2015
Purchase a pre-packaged box of food for $5 or make a cash donation at the register of your local Food Lion store. All donations will come straight to the Food Bank to help feed families this holiday season! For more info, visit:

Feed the Hungry with Kroger
Through December 31, 2015
Look for pre-packaged boxes at your local Kroger to help provide food to families this holiday season.

Carlie C's Caring for our Community Food Drive
Through December 31
It's easy to give back at Carlie C's! Purchase a $5 or $10 bag of food at the register. All bags have shelf stable food and non-food essentials such as peanut butter, canned vegetables, pasta, black beans, toothpaste, and shampoo. All donations will go to help local families! For more info, please visit your local Carlie C's.

Give Back with Earth Fare
Through December 31
Earth Fare in Brier Creek has launched a new donation program for the holiday season called “Give Back” to provide food to local families in need. Donate $1, $5, $10, $25, or more at the register!





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Daniel Smith, Driver/Warehouse Assistant
Jessica Ledbetter, Outreach Coordinator
Michael Cotten, Branch Director
Michael McKay, Shopping & Product Coord/Volunteer Coord
Samuel Levinson, Operations Supervisor
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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