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.

The levels are as follows:
Humanitarian Partners | Mission Partners | Signature Partners
Philanthropic Partners | Leadership Partners | Supporting Partners

Prior to the beginning of fiscal year 2013-2014, all contributions made over a five-year period (2009–2013) were tabulated. Cumulative donations were used to place donors in the President’s Circle for the 2013–2014 timeframe, and every year thereafter, the placement will be based on the cumulative totals from the previous five years.

Additional Recognition:

Top 10 Supporters for Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Individual Gift Donors | Media Partners | Social Media Ambassadors | Top Monthly Food Donors

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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Mission Partners

Making cumulative contributions of $500,000-$999,999 or 5,000,000-9,999,999 pounds of food within the last 5 years.

Southern Produce Distributors
Bimbo Bakeries
Mt. Olive Pickle Company
B & B Produce Inc.
Bruce Foods Corporation
Cott Beverages

Philanthropic Partners

Making cumulative contributions of $100,000-$249,999 or 1,000,000-2,499,999 pounds of food within the last 5 years.

Nash Produce
Credit Suisse
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Kroger & The Kroger Foundation
Cape Fear Memorial Foundation
Jackson's Farming Co.
Burch Farms
Sisters of Mercy of NC Foundation, Inc.
Wake County Finance Office
Butterball Turkey Company
Sam's Club
John Deere Foundation
Moore County Schools
Grainger Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
The News & Observer
Gipson Family Foundation
Reser's/Don Poncho East
Vidant Medical Center Foundation
William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust
Sysco Foodservice
Lowes Foods
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Barnes Farming Corp
Shingleton Farms
Nationwide Insurance Foundation
Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation
Fidelity Investments & Fidelity Foundation
The Cannon Foundation, Inc.


Signature Partners

Making cumulative contributions of $250,000-$499,999 or 2,500,000-4,999,999 pounds of food within the last 5 years.

Harris Teeter
Lipsey Logistics
Bailey Farms
Bayer USA Foundation
Pepsi Cola

Leadership Partners

Making cumulative contributions of $50,000-$99,999 or 500,000-999,999 pounds of food within the last 5 years.

Bank of America & Bank of America Charitable Foundation
White Memorial Presbyterian Church
Tidewater Farms & Produce
The Woodforest Charitable Foundation
Clay Foundation - East, Fund B
North Carolina Community Foundation
Johnson Brothers Carolina Distributing
Network Appliance, Inc.
City of Wilmington
NC Conference of The United Methodist Church
Biogen Idec & Biogen Idec Foundation
The Hamsa Foundation
Smithfield Foods
Cameron Charitable Trust
The Lincy Foundation
Barnhill Contracting Company
ConAgra Foods Foundation
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Premier Produce
Estate of Dorothy Bodle
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Oak Foundation LTD.
Vivian West Memorial Trust

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Supporting Partners

Making cumulative contributions of $10,000-$49,999 or 100,000-499,999 pounds of food within the last 5 years.

A Southern Season
Adele & Willard Gidwitz Family Foundation
All Saints Anglican Church
Allen Canning Co
Altria Group, Inc.
American Board of Pediatrics
American Endowment Foundation
Arc of Wake Co.
BackPack Pals Program Golf Tournament
BASF Corporation
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Battelle Health and Life Sciences
Beverage-Mountain Top SVC CTR
Bread of Life
Brook Hill Farms
Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church
Caffey Distributing
Cargill Inc.
Carolina Hurricanes Foundation, Inc.
CarolinaEast Foundation
Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC)
Caterpillar Foundation
Catherine Kennedy Home Foundation
Chapel Hill Leads Group
Church World Service, Inc.
CJB Foundation Inc.
Cole Foundation Endowment Fund
Community Work Force Solutions
Cosmo's Corporation
County of Durham Finance Dept.
Cozart Family Foundation
Croasdaile Village Residents Assocates
Curtis Family Foundation Inc.
Customized Distriution Service
D L & B Enterprises
Diosynth Biotechnology
Dixon Hughes Goodman Foundation Inc.
Dominion Foundation
Duke Corporate Accounts Payable
Duke Energy
Durham Congregations In Action
Durham Merchant Association & Foundation
E.R.W. Farms
East Carolina University
Elizabeth McGeachin McKee Foundation
Emmanuel Episcopal Thrift Shop
Epic Games, Inc.
Eshelman Foundation
First Presbyterian Church
Food Research & Action Center, Inc.
Foundation for the Carolinas
Fox Family Foundation, Inc.
Fresh-Pik Produce
Gatorade Plant Blue Ridge
GE Foundation Matching Gifts
General Mills, Inc.
Golden Corral Charitable Fund
Golden LEAF Foundation
Grace for All, Inc.
Grace Jones Richardson Trust
Grifols Therapeutics, INC.
Harold H. Bate Foundation
Haven House
Health Fitness Corporation
Helen W. Bell Charitable Foundation
Highland United Methodist Church
Hillsdale Fund, Inc.
Holy Infant Church
Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church
Huldah Brown Seymour Trust Fund
J. R. Albert Foundation, Inc.
James J. & Mamie R. Perkins Charitable Trust
John Bone Farms
John W. Roffe and Marjorie A. Roffe Endowment
John William Pope Foundation
Junius H. Rose High - Occupational Education
Kate B. Reynolds Foundation
Kelloggs/Austin Quality Foods
Kerr Drug
Kraft Foods
L & M Family of Companies
Leath Foundation
Lee Farms
Liggett Vector Brands, Inc.
Long and Scott Farms


Makhteshim-Agan of North America, Inc.
Management Services On Call, Inc.
Martin Marietta Materials
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
MBM Distribution McLane Carolina
Merck & Co., Inc.
MEY Corporation
Mildred Sheffield Wells Charitable Trust
Mission Foods
Moody Dunbar
Moore's Produce
Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church
Mungo Foundation
Mutual Distributing
NC Dept. of Agriculture - NC State Fair
NC Retail Merchants Assoc.
NC State University
New Hanover County
Norfolk Southern Foundation
Norman & Bettina Roberts Foundation
North Raleigh Presbyterian Church
Northwoods Foundation
Pampered Chef
Pepperidge Farms
Pfizer Employee Giving-Matching Gifts
Philip Morris International Mgmt. LLC
PPD Development, LP
Progress Software
Provident Benevolent Foundation, Inc.
Qualcomm & Qualcomm Foundation
Railinc Corporation
RBC Bank
Recruiters For Christ, Inc.
Red Hat, Inc.
Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc.
RNDC South Carolina, LLC
Robert E. & Dorothy Z. Barnhill Family Fund
Roberts Law Group, PLLC
Rolander Family Foundation
Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
Roseboro Produce Market
RTI International
Sara Lee Foundation
Scheick-Verrochi Family Foundation
Schneider Electric-SquareD Employee Giving
Seven Lakes Chapel in the Pines
Shiloh United Methodist Church
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Smith Anderson LLP
Son Legacy Fund
Sports Endeavors
St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church
Stangler Family Foundation
Storr Office Environments, Inc
Suntrust Bank & Foundation
T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Gvg.
The BIN Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Chambers Family Foundation
The Cheesecake Factory Inc.
The Columbus Foundation
The Forest At Duke Inc.
The Fresh Market
The Lynn Johnson Family Foundation
The Randolph Foundation
The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
Thrill Hill Productions, Inc.
Truist (previously known as United EWay)
Tull Hill Farms
Tyson Foods Inc
U.S. Food Service, Inc.
Unique Food Company
University Presbyterian Church
Valentine B. Pratt Charitable Trust
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
Western Union
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Whole Foods
William C. Ethridge Foundation, Inc.
Word of Faith
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Yard House Raleigh, LLC
Yardi Systems, INC.
YourCause LLC/Lenovo Employee Care Campaign

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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:

News and Observer Logo
The News & Observer
The Herald Sun Logo
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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Top Monthly Food Donors

The Food Bank deeply values the partnerships we have with food donors in our service territory and beyond. From items such as frozen meats, fresh produce, baked goods and water, these continuous donations provide consistency for our partner agencies. View our Top 25 Food Donors this month.

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