Mission & Goals


No one goes hungry in central and eastern North Carolina.

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Goals & Strategies, Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Goal: Raise $9.2 million dollars in annual revenue which will enable us to maintain and expand our services. Additionally develop 3 year strategic plan for annual revenue and communications and marketing.

Strategy: Implement Moves Management System(s) and portfolio structure for multi-revenue channels; build cause marketing infrastructure; utilize volunteer and other industry expertise
Capacity: Staff; consultants & Board member contacts and networking.
Measurement: Various tracking of financial reports, portfolios, etc.
Status: Quarter 3 Update: Annual revenue slightly ahead of budget year to date. Multi functional portfolio structures being developed or underway.

Goal: Obtain and distribute between 58-59 million pounds of vital food and non food essentials in our 34 county service area to over 800 emergency and non-emergency non-profits. Ensure new Feeding America Member Food Safety requirements are met.

Strategy: Maintain and develop food donor relations with particular emphasis on retail and produce market(s). Increase staff/agency training and knowledge on food safety related matters.
Capacity: Recover and distribute food through utilization of our infrastructure of vehicles and extensive complimentary delivery services, six branch locations, and staffing and volunteer resources in our service area.
Measurement: Monthly and quarterly tracking of receiving and distribution reports by food category; analyzing county pounds to ensure fairshare allocations. Implement American Institute of Baking standards.
Status: Quarter 3 Update: 47 million pounds of food and other essential items were distributed through March. (+4.2m from previous y-t-d) Our retail lbs have significantly increased. Hired additional Retail and Produce Food Solicitor. Five of our 6 sites have successfully completed the American Institute of Baking audits in food safety, our sixth site is not scheduled until fall of this year.

Goal: Develop and strengthen Kids Summer Meals, Weekend Power Packs and School Pantry programs. Begin senior outreach initiative.

Strategy: Maintain and develop restricted revenue(s) targeted to kids programs.
Capacity: Extensive network of partners either funding, administering, or collaborating in our Kids Meals & More programs (Kids Cafe, Weekend Power Pack, Kids Summer Meals, School Pantries).
Measurement: Monthly tracking and reporting of children fed and meals served; Senior Outreach tracking
Status: Quarter 3 Update: 138,000 meals were provided through our Kids Summer Meals Program 2015. Hot meals catering was a big success and plans are underway to develop further partnerships for next year. New software also being defined to enhance program reports and “Super Site” concept being evaluated. New Food & Nutrition Services Outreach staff member hired earlier this year to focus on the senior community, has met goal in advance of timeline. School Pantry sites being strategically identified and added.

Goal: Fight hunger and promote healthy eating habits by increasing our focus on nutrition.

Strategy: Distribute approximately 20 million pounds of fresh produce; hire a Nutrition Manager; further develop the Feeding America Foods to Encourage (F2E) initiative.
Capacity: Food Resources Department; produce donors; partner agency infrastructure. Multi-year restricted revenue(s) toward a Nutrition Manager staff position, in turn working with collaborative partners and creating curriculum. Feeding America Foods to Encourage index template
Measurement: Monthly tracking and reporting of produce pounds; hire date and implementation of Nutrition Manager and/or program(s); Food Bank's inventory vs Feeding America's Nutritional Index
Status: Quarter 3 Update: 17 million pounds (36% of total) fresh produce distributed through March. Foods to Encourage still hovering around 50% of total food distributed organizationally.

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Results

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is pleased to report the following results of the 2014-2015 fiscal year organizational goals:

  • The goal of raising $8.2 million dollars in annual revenue was exceeded allowing us to expand our services in a number of areas.
  • The goal of obtaining and distributing between 50-52 million pounds was exceeded with a record-breaking 57.2 million pounds which would not have been achieved either without the support of our volunteers. They provided a record 189,000 hours to help sort and repackage food donations for us.
  • The goal of providing over 9,200 children with 844,000 healthy, balanced meals through our Kids Meals & More program was exceeded resulting in providing 10,146 children with 869,530 meals last fiscal year.
  • The goal of fighting hunger and promote healthy eating habits by increasing our focus on nutrition was met by providing 19 million pounds of fresh produce (a third of our total distribution). Additionally, through our retail store program in particular, we provided a high level of meats, dairy and other nutritious foods.
  • The goal of generating 457,896 meals and launch new support services through our Three Squares for CENC Food and Nutrition Services benefits outreach program was exceeded by providing 548,011 meals in addition to financial literacy training and nutrition education with multiple partners.
  • The goal of refreshing the Food Bank Strategic Plan to obtain and distribute food to those in need, lead the fight to end hunger, raise awareness and engage our communities, and strengthen our ability to serve was completed and reported out to the Board of Directors. It was quickly identified that the Food Bank's hub site in Raleigh is no longer adequate for any current or future growth. Plans are underway for an extensive search for a new site.

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