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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 70,000 people live in food insecure households, almost a third of whom are children.

Last year we distributed more than 9 million pounds of food (a branch record!) to our network of 87 partner agencies in the local community. Our volunteers at the branch served 15,587 hours, the equivalent to more than 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

"Hunger Matters" Newsletter
Our quarterly newsletter features a note from the desk of President/CEO Peter Werbicki, true stories of our mission at work, donor spotlights, previews of upcoming events, program updates from Food Bank Staff, and more!

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

Students Against Hunger
October 2 - December 2
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

Harris Teeter Harvest Feast
November 1-30
Join us for Harris Teeter's annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign. Look for details at your local Harris Teeter to donate food or funds at the register! 

Lowes Foods Friends Feeding Friends
November 1 - December 31
For 22 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. Store information

The Hunger Run
Saturday, November 11 | 9am
Hugh MacRae Park

A 5K race collecting food items for the Wilmington Branch. Participants are encouraged to bring at least 10 food items as part of their admission to the race. Register

Food Lion Feeds: Holidays Without Hunger
November 15 - December 19
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! More info

Feed the Hungry with Kroger
November 17 -  December 31
Look for pre-packaged boxes at your local Kroger to help provide food to families this holiday season.

ABC11 Together Food & Fund Drive
November 17 - December 6
The 31st annual ABC11 Together food & fund drive kicks off on November 17 and wraps up with Drive Thru Day on Wednesday, December 6th at select Kroger stores and the ABC11 Durham studio. Bring your food and cash donations by and meet the ABC11 team, or watch us on ABC11 from 6:00 am-8:00 pm December 6. Help us feed families this holiday season! 

Ninth Annual Street Turkeys of Wilmington food & fund drive
Wednesday, November 22nd
Restock and replenish the shelves at the Wilmington Branch. Several locations to drive, drop, and go! Last year's event raised over 59,000 meals for neighbors in need.



PHOTOS

 

WILMINGTON BRANCH CONTACTS

 

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    2017-2018 Fact Cards_Wilmington     Wilmington Food Drive Sign


 

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS!

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Scheduled Closings

All branch locations will close at noon
on these days (5th Fridays):

March 31, 2017
June 30, 2017
September 29, 2017


All branch locations will be closed on these holidays:

November 23-25, 2017 Thanksgiving
December 23-26, 2017 Christmas
December 29, 2017 - January 1, 2018 New Year's Weekend
January 13-15, 2018 MLK Weekend
March 30-31, 2018 Good Friday/Easter Weekend
May 26-28, 2018 Memorial Day
July 4, 2018 Independence Day
September 1-3, 2018 Labor Day Weekend
November 22-25, 2018 Thanksgiving
December 22-25, 2018 Christmas
December 29, 2018 - January 1, 2019 New Year's Weekend


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