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
Upcoming Closings The Food Bank at Sandhills will be closed Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. We will re-open Monday, April 6 for volunteers, partner agencies, and donors. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!
Feed the Need Food Drive April 1-25, 2015 Join the News & Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Drop your food donations at your local Harris Teeter from April 1-25 across our service area in central & eastern NC. And if you live in the Triangle region, come on out for a special "Feed the Need Day" on Saturday, April 25 at 3 select stores. For more information and store locations, and to donate online, visit: www.feedtheneednc.com
NC Pickle Festival Saturday, April 25, 2015 Have fun! Eat some pickles. Pet the Animals! Eat some pickles. Get your face painted! Eat some pickles. Did we say eat some pickles? The 29th annual NC Pickle Festival will be held from April 24-25 in Mt Olive. Stop by the Food Bank table to say hi on Saturday!
More details at: www.ncpicklefest.org
Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, May 9, 2015 Join the National Association of Letter Carriers for the largest one-day food drive in the nation! Look out for a designated donation bag delivered to you by your letter carrier, fill it with your donation, and your letter carrier will pick it up on May 9! For more information, visit: http://nalc.org/food
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