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The Wilmington Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties in southeastern North Carolina. They are Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.

Last year over 6.6 million pounds of food was distributed to over 97 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Wilmington operates 1 truck that traveled over 29,304 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 10,291 hours of their time last year, equivalent to almost 5 full-time employees.

In the counties served by the Wilmington branch, over 69,000 individuals are at risk of hunger; over 20,000 are children and 7% are 65 years and over.


Join our Wilmington Speakers’ Bureau!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Calling all Food Bank advocates! Join our Speakers Bureau and use your voice to fight hunger! Come out and learn more at our interest meeting on Friday, April 11 at 5:30 pm at our Wilmington Branch. For more details and registration, visit our Eventbrite page.

The Iron Skillet
Sunday, April 6, 2014
The 2nd Annual Iron Skillet will return April 6 on the UNCW campus from 5:30-8:30 pm. This exciting event is a unique take on an Iron Chef competition: participating chefs from Wilmington’s finest restaurants will craft their own signature dish using selected ingredients. Guests will sample the creations and vote on their favorite to declare a winner of the cook off. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, please call (910) 251-1465 ext. 2205 or view the event flyer.

Win tickets to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are coming to PNC Arena in Raleigh on Thursday, April 24! They have generously offered four premier tickets and four E Street Lounge passes to help raise funds to support hunger relief in our region through an online auction. You can be the lucky winner of this unforgettable experience by placing your bid now! For more information, visit

Hot Off the Press!
The Spring Edition of the Hunger Beat is in! View it here:
Hunger Beat »

Feed the Need Food Drive
April 1-26, 2014
Join the News & Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Drop your food donations at area Harris Teeters from April 1-26 or come on out for a special "Feed the Need Day" on Saturday, April 26 at 5 select stores. For more information and store locations, visit:

NC Pickle Festival
Saturday, April 26, 2014
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 28th annual NC Pickle Festival will be held from April 25-27 in Mt Olive. Stop by the Food Bank table to say hi on Saturday! More details at:

Stamp Out Hunger
May 10, 2014
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 10! For more information, visit:

Become a Social Media Ambassador #ILM
We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our Wilmington 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 Fact Card!
Need some quick and easy facts about the Wilmington Branch service area? Print the new WilmingtonBranch Fact Card! View Fact Card »

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:

Virtual Warehouse Tour
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the Wilmington Branch from the inside! Learn how the Food Bank works and see actual agency pickups.
View the virtual tour »

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1314 Marstellar Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Phone: 910-251-1465
Fax: 910-251-3591
Hours**: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
**See Annual Closing Schedule

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Wilmington Area Poverty Statistics


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Donna Bey, Volunteer Coordinator
Emily Kraft, Food & Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator
Jeff Rose, Branch Director
Kenneth Butler, Truck Driver
Krystal Butler, Outreach Coordinator
Michael Johnson, Shopping & Product Coordinator
Michael Whittemore, Operations Supervisor


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