President's Circle

Partnership Recognition Program

We deeply appreciate the broad spectrum of support from the community including our corporate, foundation, government/civic donors. Our President’s Circle donor recognition program incorporates levels of partnership and corresponding recognition. These levels reflect cumulative financial contributions, product donations, in-kind support/services, matching gift programs, and volunteer service for fiscal year 2014-15. We thank you!

Humanitarian Partners | Mission Partners | Signature Partners | Philanthropic Partners |

Top Partners for Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Individual Gift Donors | Media Partners | Social Media Ambassadors

Humanitarian Partners

Humanitarian Partners have made cumulative contributions in excess of
$200,000 or a minimum of 1 million pounds of food within fiscal year 2014-2015.

ABC11 Eyewitness News

ABC 11 LogoABC11 is proud of the long partnership with the Food Bank that includes the Heart of Carolina Food Drive. Over the last 28 years, the drive has collected over 41 million pounds of food.


Bimbo Bakeries

Bimbo_Bakeries_USA_(logo)_BW.pngRecognizing that millions go hungry every day, we at Bimbo Bakeries USA are committed to helping those organizations who work to end hunger through financial support, product donations and volunteer opportunities.



Cisco LogoLast year, Cisco employees, the Cisco Foundation, and TOSA Foundation contributed $460K in employee donations and matching gifts to the Food Bank, adding to its $5.5 million investment over the last 20 years.

Food Lion

Food Lion FeedsFood Lion’s philanthropic efforts are mainly focused on hunger relief because we believe no one should have to choose between dinner and rent, or gasoline and groceries. In 2014, Food Lion announced a commitment to donate more than 500 million meals by the end of 2020 and to date, the company has donated more than 100 million meals.

Harris Teeter

Harris-Teeter-Stacked-Pharmacy-Tag_BW.pngHarris Teeter is committed to fighting hunger and raising awareness for hunger issues. We are extremely proud to continue our partnership with the Food Bank to eliminate hunger not only during the holidays but throughout the entire year.


Kroger_s_Food_Store_BW.pngKroger is committed to ending hunger in communities across America, which is why it’s proud to partner with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to help improve our local Triangle community.

Lowes Foods

Lowes_Foods_Logo_FINAL_PRIMARY_BW.pngLowes Foods is proud to work with the Food Bank on Bag Childhood Hunger to support the Weekend Power Pack program and Friends Feeding Friends, the largest food drive in the Carolinas.

Mount Olive Pickle Co.

MTOLIVE_Logo-1_BW.pngIn 2016, Mt. Olive celebrates 90 years of packing pickles. We are proud to be a Humanitarian Partner with the Food Bank, contributing 4,866,058 pounds of food in the last five years.

Reser’s Fine Foods

Resers LogoAt Reser’s, serving others comes naturally. Over the past six decades, we’ve made contributions to worthy causes in communities across the US. As a Humanitarian partner, we donated more than 1 million pounds of food to the Food Bank last year.


Society of St. Andrew

Society of St Andrew LogoThe Society of St. Andrew operates a Gleaning Network that coordinates with farmers, packing houses, volunteers, and feeding agencies to rescue fresh produce and feed hungry North Carolinians.


Walmart LogoIn 2014, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and the Walmart Foundation gave donations totaling $51.6 million to North Carolina organizations including the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Mission Partners

Mission Partners have made cumulative contributions between $100,000 - $199,999 within fiscal year 2014-2015.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC

Bayer USA Foundation

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William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Signature Partners

Signature Partners have made cumulative contributions between $50,000 - $99,999 within fiscal year 2014-2015.

Allstate Foundation
Biogen Foundation Cape Fear Memorial Foundation
Credit Suisse Americas Foundation
Eshelman Foundation
John Deere Foundation
Kids ’N Community Foundation
Nationwide Foundation
News & Observer
The Cummins Foundation

Philanthropic Partners

Philanthropic Partners have made cumulative contributions between $20,000 - $49,999 within fiscal year 2014-2015.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Battelle Health
ConAgra Foods Foundation
Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation
Genworth Foundation
Grainger Foundation
James J. & Mamie Richardson Perkins Trust
Johnson Brothers
Live Oak Bank
MetLife Foundation
Mildred Sheffield Wells Charitable Trust
Morgan Stanley
National Council on Aging
Norfolk Southern Foundation
Oak Foundation
Vidant Medical Center Foundation
Yardi Systems

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Top Partners

We are grateful to our top partners in the categories of financial donations, food industry donations, and volunteers for the previous fiscal year of 2014-2015.

Top Financial Partners Top Food Industry Partners Top Volunteer Partners
Food Lion
John Deere Foundation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC
Bayer USA Foundation
William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust
Credit Suisse Americas Foundation
Allstate Foundation
The Eshelman Foundation
Food Lion
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Reser's Fine Foods
Society of St. Andrew
Mt. Olive Pickle Company
Full House Farms
Harris Teeter
Spring Acres
Parker AG
Credit Suisse
Community Workforce Solutions
Junius H. Rose High School
World Overcomers Christian Church
The Arc of Wake County
New Bern High School

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Media Partners

We are grateful to our Media Partners:

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The News & Observer
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The Herald Sun
The Pilot
The Pilot
Daily Reflector
The Daily Reflector

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Individual Gift Donors

In addition, we wish to thank the thousands of individual donors who send gifts large and small throughout high and low economic times to ensure that families, children, and seniors have enough to eat. Without their support, we would not be able to carry out our mission.

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Social Media Ambassadors

SMA LogoOur Social Media Ambassadors carry out the message of our mission through their social networks. Comprised of social media professionals, technology enthusiasts & networked individuals, these folks volunteer for the Food Bank by utilizing their online communities to help promote Food Bank activities and events.
View our current Social Media Ambassadors.

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