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The mission of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is: No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Established in 1980, the Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties for 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.

Sadly, food insecurity remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 651,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life.

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Hunger Action Month
September is Hunger Action Month. Learn how you can take action to help solve hunger.
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Students Against Hunger
Host a food drive at your school & make a difference in your community.
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Food Lion Hunger Relief Day
It's time for the NC State Fair! Bring 5 cans of food for free admission on October 22.
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Community Events and Food Drives
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