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
Feed the Need Food Drive April 1-26, 2014 Join the News
& Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Drop your food donations at area
Harris Teeters from April 1-26 or come on out for a special "Feed the Need Day" on Saturday,
April 26 at 5 select stores. For more information and store locations, visit: www.feedtheneednc.com
NC Pickle Festival Saturday, April 26, 2014 Have fun! Eat
some pickles. Pet the Animals! Eat some pickles. Get your face painted! Eat some pickles. Did we
say eat some pickles? The 28th annual NC Pickle Festival will be held from April 25-27 in Mt
Olive. Stop by the Food Bank table to say hi on Saturday!
More details at: www.ncpicklefest.org
Stamp Out Hunger May 10, 2014 Join the National
Association of Letter Carriers for the largest one-day food drive in the nation! Look out for a
designated donation bag delivered to you by your letter carrier, fill it with your donation, and
your letter carrier will pick it up on May 10! For more information, visit: www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive.
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 Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the Wilmington Branch service area? Print the new WilmingtonBranch Fact Card! View Fact Card »
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.
Hot Off the Press! The Winter Edition of the Hunger Beat is in! View it here: Hunger Beat »
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 »