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 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 6 branches in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.
Who We Serve
Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In the counties we serve, more than 560,000 people struggle with hunger every day. Nearly 30 percent of the people served by the Food Bank’s network are children, and another 8 percent are elderly. 30 percent of the families served are the “working poor,” people who work hard and still have to choose between eating and other basic necessities such as medicine and housing. Learn more about the area we serve by viewing our 34 county profile page.
How We Fight Hunger
In fiscal year 2012-2013, the Food Bank distributed nearly 52 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.