The New Bern Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 5 counties in eastern North Carolina. They are Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico counties.
Last fiscal year, over 1.7 million pounds of food was distributed to 74 partner agencies in those counties.
In the five counties served by the New Bern Branch 49,937 individuals are at risk of hunger: 17,829 are children, over 8% are 65 years and older.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Hurricane Arthur Update: After Arthur came through our Wilmington and New Bern service areas, both the Red Cross and our partner agencies reported only power outages and no major damage. As of Friday, July 4, power had already been restored to most areas, and as a result, our partner agencies did not need to provide any extra assistance due to the storm. Thank you to the Red Cross, our partner agencies, and our supporters for your thoughts and preparation during the first hurricane of the season. To learn more about how the Food Bank prepared for Arthur, visit our blog.
Drive, Drop, and Go Food Drive Wednesday, July 16 61,000 children in our New Bern and Greenville service areas lose access to school meals during the summer. As part of the Food Bank's Stop Summer Hunger campaign, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church are hosting donation drop off locations from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm on July 16. For location information, please view the event flyer.
The Kitchens of New Bern Tour Saturday, September 27 The Kitchens of New Bern Tour is a unique opportunity to explore the heart of some of historic New Bern’s most outstanding residences as well as Tryon Palace’s Kitchen Office and Garden on Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
2013 Impact Report: Food Restores Our latest Impact Report is in! Learn how we helped feed families in need last year: 2013 Impact Report »
Summer Newsletter The Summer Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
We've launched a blog! Our new blog will provide a more in-depth view of our work, the people we serve, and resources for providing hunger relief to our neighbors in need. Check it out and subscribe! blog.foodbankcenc.org »
#FoodBank24: A New Media Telethon September 26-27, 2014 The date for the third annual 24-Hour Telethon (now named #FoodBank24) has been set for Friday, September 26 starting at 12 noon and airing through September 27 at noon. The Food Bank and Gregory Ng of Freezer Burns are coming together once again to raise food, funds, and awareness as part of the national Hunger Action Month movement. Learn more at foodbank24.org.
Become a Social Media Ambassador #NewBern We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our New Bern Branch! We invite social media professionals, technology enthusiasts & networked individuals to "use their social media powers for good" and join the Food Bank as Social Media Ambassadors! Learn more and sign up: www.foodbankcenc.org/SMA
New Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the New Bern Branch service area? Print the new New Bern Branch Fact Card! View Fact Card »
Food Drives & Special Events Be sure to check out all of the great food drives and special events going on throughout our region! You can view them all here: www.foodbankcenc.org/specialevents.