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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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Giving Tuesday
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Holiday Meals Drive
Give the gift of a meal this holiday season.
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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 Drive Box Contest
Decorate your food drive collection box and enter our contest!
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Share Your Christmas
Join WCTI NewsChannel 12 at Food Lion stores in eastern NC.
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Heart of Carolina Food Drive
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Community Events and Food Drives
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