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
Holiday Closings The Wilmington Branch will be closed to volunteers December 24 - 28 and January 1 - 4. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!
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.
Winter Newsletter The Winter 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
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 by December 26! More details at foodbankcenc.org/BoxContest
Retail Grocery Drives Going grocery shopping? Check out our list of local retailers who are hosting food & funds drives! Just click here: Retail Grocery Drives.
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
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 »