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.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Fall Newsletter The Fall 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
Students Against Hunger October-December, 2014 Did you know that almost 50% of students in our 34 county service area qualify for free or reduced-price lunch? It is difficult for any student to excel academically when they come to school hungry. So we invite all students, staff, parents and teachers to join our Students Against Hunger food and funds drive to help feed hungry children and their families in our community. More info here: Students Against Hunger
Street Turkeys November 1 - 30, 2014 Whoa, pilgrim. We're lookin' for a little help feedin' the hungry during the holidays! Help Street Turkeys of Wilmington stock our shelves this holiday season by donating to their food drive on Wednesday, November 26 in Wrightsville Beach or online! More info here: www.streetturkeyswilmington.org.
Holiday Meals Drive November 1 - December 31, 2014 No child or family should go hungry during the holidays. But with your help, they won't! That's the power of your giving when you contribute to the Food Bank's Holiday Meals Drive. Learn how you can make a difference at foodbankcenc.org/HolidayMeals.
Food Drive Box Decorating Contest November 1 - December 26, 2014 Holding a food drive for the holidays? Decorate your box and enter our contest! Entering is easy... Just email us the photo! More details at foodbankcenc.org/BoxContest
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
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: www.foodbankcenc.org/specialevents.
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 »