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Who We Are

Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in our 34 county service area for over 35 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 6 branches in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.

Who We Serve

Sadly, food insecurity remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In the counties we serve, nearly 630,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. 1 in 3 of the people served by the Food Bank’s network are children, and another 8 percent are elderly. Learn more about the area we serve by viewing our 34 county profile page.

How We Fight Hunger

How We Fight Hunger

Last year, the Food Bank distributed a record 70 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through our partner agencies. For more details on how food is distributed to the community, visit our programs page.

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Additional Resources:

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  • Charity Navigator
  • Feeding America
  • NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks
  • United Way Partner Agency
  • NC Center for Nonprofits Member
  • AIB International Member