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Hurricane Matthew Relief

Live in a Matthew-affected area and need food?
The Disaster Ready Partner Agencies on this list are there for you »

After Hurricane Matthew hit, thousands of North Carolinians unexpectedly needed support. With your support, we've distributed over 2 million pounds of disaster relief food, water, and supplies (on top of our regular day to day operations). 

Thanks to your generosity, we helped partner agencies across our service area keep up with the startling jump in need. In their time of need, families turned to Food Bank CENC and our partner agencies. And we're so grateful that we could turn to you.

With the holidays approaching, the need is still great - if not greater than before - for our neighbors affected by Hurricane Matthew. Families who lost their homes, jobs, or perishable food during power outages are on tighter budgets than ever before. The challenges facing our neighbors are not over.

Thanks to your donations, the Food Bank will be with our neighbors for as long as necessary. If you would like to support (or continue supporting) our efforts, here’s how you can help.


DONATE

VOLUNTEER

HOST A FOOD DRIVE

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 74,740 people live in food insecure households, almost a third of whom are children.

Last year we distributed more than 7.2 million pounds of food to our network of 108 partner agencies in the local community. Our volunteers at the branch served 13,932 hours, the equivalent to nearly 7 full-time employees. To learn more, view our Wilmington Branch Profile.

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!


Special thanks to Building A Better Wilmington of UNCW for producing this wonderful video about how we feed people in need in eastern NC!


ON THE BLOG

Tileston Outreach Food Pantry

In the News: ‘Unfortunate’ record year During the 2015-16 fiscal year, the Wilmington team distributed 7.6 million pounds of food – a branch record! At most organizations, a record-breaking year is purely a good thing. But as our staff told the Wilmington Star News, in the Food Bank world, it’s a bittersweet feeling.

 

WILMINGTON BRANCH INFO

Photo of Wilmington Warehouse

Located at: 1314 Marstellar Street Wilmington, NC 28401
Click here for directions

Phone: 910-251-1465   |   Fax: 910-251-3591

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
See Annual Closing Schedule


NEWS & UPDATES

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 #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

New Branch Fact Card and Profile
Learn more about our Wilmington Branch, our partner agencies, and the need in the area by viewing our new Wilmington Fact Card and Wilmington Branch Profile.


EVENTS & FOOD DRIVES

8th Annual Street Turkeys of Wilmington
Wed. November 23 (7am-7pm)
A multi-location food drive to re-stock the shelves of The Food Bank of Centraland Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington. Learn more »

Students Against Hunger
October 3 - December 3
Participating Schools compete to see who can collect the most food and funds for neighbors in need. Competing schools must deliver their donations to any of our 6 warehouses by noon on Saturday, December 3, 2016Register your school »



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WILMINGTON BRANCH CONTACTS

 

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

1314 Marstellar Street Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-1465
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


RESOURCES

Click the images below to view and print our Branch Profile, Fact Card, and Food Drive Sign:

                            Wilmington Branch Profile    Wilmington Branch Fact Card     Wilmington Food Drive Sign


 

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS!

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