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
Wilmington Brewing Co Grand Opening Saturday, April 18 Enjoy a pig roast, live music, and good beer on Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 pm at Wilmington Brewing Company's grand opening party with proceeds benefiting our Wilmington Branch! More info at: www.facebook.com/WilmingtonBrewingCompany.
Feed the Need Food Drive April 1-25, 2015 Join the News & Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Drop your food donations at your local Harris Teeter from April 1-25 across our service area in central & eastern NC. And if you live in the Triangle region, come on out for a special "Feed the Need Day" on Saturday, April 25 at 3 select stores. For more information and store locations, and to donate online, visit: www.feedtheneednc.com
NC Pickle Festival Saturday, April 25, 2015 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 29th annual NC Pickle Festival will be held from April 24-25 in Mt Olive. Stop by the Food Bank table to say hi on Saturday!
More details at: www.ncpicklefest.org
Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, May 9, 2015 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 9! For more information, visit: http://nalc.org/food
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 »