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The Wilmington Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties in southeastern North Carolina including Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender. In these counties, more than 73,790 people live in food insecure households, almost a third of whom are children.

Last year we distributed more than 6.3 million pounds of food to our network of 92 partner agencies in the local community. Our volunteers at the branch served 13,788 hours, the equivalent to approximately 6 full-time employees.

For every dollar donated, we can provide 5 meals to the Wilmington community! Get involved today by making a donation, signing up to volunteer, or hosting a food drive!


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We host a family-friendly volunteer day on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. To sign up to volunteer with your family, please contact our Wilmington Volunteer Coordinator at 910.251.1465 ext. 2202.



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Located at: 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 5:00 PM
See Annual Closing Schedule


Hunger Action Month
September 1 - 30, 3015
September is Hunger Action Month. All month long, communities across the country will stand up for hunger relief and raise their voices for the 1 in 6 people in the United States that struggle with hunger. Learn how you can join the movement and download our 30 Ways in 30 Days Hunger Action Month calendar: www.foodbankcenc.org/HAM

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: www.foodbankcenc.org/SMA



8th Annual Zombie Walk
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Zombies aren't real, but hunger is. Show your support for the Food Bank by participating in this family- friendly event in downtown Wilmington. To date the zombie walk has provided for over 20,000 meals for families served by the Food Bank at Wilmington. Help us make it to over 25,000 meals this year! Learn more by viewing the event on Facebook.

Chef's Feast
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Visit some of Wilmington’s finest eateries on one night in one location! Local chefs are the stars of this evening, serving up their signature cuisine to raise funds for the Food Bank’s Kids Meals and More programs. Patrons will enjoy savory and sweet dishes, cocktails, a silent auction, and live music at the Terraces on Sir Tyler. Ticket information coming soon. To sponsor a table, please email our Wilmington Branch Director, Beth Gaglione, at bgaglione@foodbankcenc.org.


#FoodBank24: A New Media Telethon
September 11 - 12, 2015
The fourth annual #FoodBank24 New Media Telethon will kick off Friday, September 11 at noon and will air live for 24 hours straight through September 12 at noon. Join us once again for 24 hours of hunger action to raise food, funds, and awareness as part of the national Hunger Action Month movement. Watch the show or learn more at foodbank24.org.

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

Crop Walk to Fight Hunger
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Help end hunger one step at a time my participating in our local Crop Walk! The 36th annual Wilmington Crop Walk is Sunday, October 11. Host a team or register as an individual walker at www.crophungerwalk.org.

Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the State Fair
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Get Ready for Food Lion Hunger Relief Day on October 22! For the twelfth consecutive year, Food Lion will sponsor Hunger Relief Day at the North Carolina State Fair. Bring five (5) cans of Food Lion brand food and receive a ticket for free admission! Learn more at www.ncstatefair.org/2015/HungerRelief





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Wilmington Branch Fact CardWilmington Branch Profile


Donna Bey, Volunteer Coordinator
Kenneth Butler, Driver
Beth Gaglione, Branch Director
Michael Johnson, Shopping & Product Coordinator
Emily Kraft, Food & Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator
Erin O'Donnell, Outreach Coordinator
Kathleen Oliver, Driver
Michael Whittemore, Operations Supervisor




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