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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 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

"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

Hunger Action Month
September
Learn about hunger in our community, and the actions we can all take to find solutions to end it, all month long. Take action today by visiting foodbankcenc.org/HungerActionMonth to learn more.

#FoodBank24
September 28-29
facebook.com/foodbankcenc
Join us on Facebook Live to follow a day in the life of the Food Bank! It takes partners and a dedicated community to find solutions to hunger, and over the course of 24 hours we will share what we’re doing in 34 counties ensure no one goes hungry...all 
while raising awareness and funds!

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

Chef's Feast on the River
October 9
Join the Wilmington Branch for a lovely evening of culinary delights with special guest Chef Vivian Howard. The event will begin at 6pm and will be hosted at the beautiful River Lights facility. Tickets and more information

10th Annual Zombie Walk
Saturday, October 14
The Calico Room, Downtown Wilmington

Join the Wilmington Zombies for their 10th annual walk to benefit the Food Bank. To date, this event has raised enough to provide more than 40,000 meals for those in need in our community. Entry is $5 or 5 cans of food.  Doors will open at 1 PM for those who want to have their make-up professionally done, or to just browse the Zombies!  Walk kicks off at 5 PM.  Includes pub crawl and a candy crawl.  After party at The Juggling Gypsy. More details

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

 



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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    ILM factcard 1617     Wilmington Food Drive Sign


 

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS!

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  • NC Center for Nonprofits Member
  • AIB International Member