President's Circle:
Partnership Recognition Program

We deeply appreciate the support of our corporate, foundation, government, civic, and faith-based donors. Our President’s Circle donor recognition program incorporates levels of partnership and corresponding recognition. These levels reflect financial contributions, product donations, in-kind support/services, matching gift programs, and volunteer service.

Humanitarian Partners | Top 10 Supporters for Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Individual Gift Donors | Media Partners | Social Media Ambassadors

2012-13 Humanitarian Partners

Humanitarian Partners have made cumulative contributions in excess of
$1 million or 10 million pounds of food within the last 5 years.

ABC11 Eyewitness News

ABC 11 LogoABC11 maintains a rich tradition of community service by supporting nonprofit organizations throughout their 23-county viewing area by producing and airing public service announcements, public affairs programming, and news coverage of events. ABC11 is extremely proud of the long partnership with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina that includes the Heart of Carolina Food Drive. Through this 27 year food and fund drive, ABC11 has collected more than 35 million pounds of food for the Food Bank to date.


Food Lion

Food Lion FeedsFood Lion is one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States, operating more than 1,113 stores in 10 states. Our company’s philanthropic efforts are mainly focused on hunger relief because we believe that no one should have to choose between dinner and rent, or gasoline and groceries. Food Lion has been a dedicated Food Bank partner for more than a decade and has donated food, transportation services and food safety training. Since 2002, Food Lion has donated more than 80 million pounds of food, which is equivalent to nearly 67 million meals for those in need.

Society of St. Andrew

Society of St Andrew LogoThe Society of St. Andrew operates a statewide, volunteer-driven Gleaning Network in North Carolina that coordinates with local farmers, thousands of volunteers, and food providing agencies. The Society of St. Andrew opened a North Carolina regional office in 1992. Since then, we have secured nearly 150 million pounds of fresh produce that would have otherwise been wasted and helped distribute that produce to those suffering with food insecurity. This Network continues to grow and is currently saving, on average, 5 million pounds of fresh produce a year.



Cisco LogoThe Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns. Cisco’s culture of giving back, ingrained by Chairman Emeritus John Morgridge, is alive and well at Cisco’s RTP campus. Cisco’s Global Hunger Relief Campaign is a cornerstone of the company’s local philanthropic giving. In 2013, the Campaign generated over $408,000 in donations to the Food Bank by Cisco employees, the Cisco Foundation, and the TOSA Foundation. In the 19 years since Cisco opened the RTP site, the company has provided more than $5.5 million in donations to the Food Bank through annual fundraising activities. Cisco employees have also volunteered thousands of hours.


Reser’s Fine Foods

Resers LogoAt Reser’s, serving others comes naturally after all, we are a food company. Over the past six decades, we’ve made many contributions to worthy causes in communities across the United States. The Food Bank holds a special place in our hearts. As a “humanitarian” partner, we have donated more than 8.2 million pounds of food over the last five years.



Walmart LogoIn 2012, Walmart stores, Sam’s Club locations, and the Walmart Foundation gave cash and in-kind donations of more than $39.8 million in the communities they serve in North Carolina. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina also received more than 8.7 million pounds of food through Walmart Distribution Centers and retail recovery at Walmart stores in fiscal year 2012-2013.


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Top 10 Supporters

We are grateful to our Top 10 Supporters in the categories of financial donations, food industry donations and volunteers for the previous fiscal year of 2012-2013.

Top 10
Business Financial Supporters
Top 10
Food Industry Supporters
Top 10
Volunteer Supporters
Walmart and Walmart Foundation
William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust
Food Lion
Credit Suisse Americas Foundation
Bayer USA Foundation
Lowes Foods
Harris Teeter
Sisters of Mercy of NC Foundation, Inc.
Cape Fear Memorial Foundation
Food Lion
Southern Produce Distributors
Reser's Fine Foods
B & B Produce, Inc.
Society of St. Andrew
Cott Beverages
Bimbo Bakeries
Mt. Olive Pickle Company
Bruce Foods Corporation
North Carolina State University
Credit Suisse
Community Workforce Solutions
East Carolina University
The Arc of Wake County
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Junius H. Rose High School
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership

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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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