The Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves six counties in central North Carolina. They are Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person and Vance counties.
Last year over 6.2 million pounds of food was distributed to 172 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Durham operates 2 trucks that traveled over 40,652 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 16,605 hours of their time last year, equivalent to over 7 full-time employees
In the counties served by the Durham branch, over 96,000 individuals are at risk of hunger: 30,000 are children and over 6% are 65 years and over.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Turkeys for DURM Turkeys for DURM was a huge success! The campaign exceeded their goal and provided 160 turkeys to Durham families this Thanksgiving. Thank you to all who contributed to give these local families a memorable, warm holiday meal. Learn more by viewing our Holiday Meals Story Bank.
Heart of Carolina November 22 - December 11, 2013 The 27th annual ABC11 Heart of Carolina food drive kicks off on November 22nd and wraps up with a Drive Through Day on Wednesday, December 11th at selected Kroger stores. Help us feed families this holiday season! More info: www.foodbankcenc.org/HOC
"Like" the Food Bank... Provide 10 Meals! December 1-31, 2013 The N.C. Pork Council (NCPC) and The Food Effect website have launched a month-long campaign to raise awareness about childhood hunger, strengthen the social networks of North Carolina’s seven Feeding America food banks, and raise up to $14,000 in donations for the food banks. Supporting the campaign is easy: 'Like' the Food Bank's Facebook page and the NC Pork Council will donate $2 to fight childhood hunger! "LIKE" today and help spread the word: www.facebook.com/FoodBankCENC
Holiday Meals Drive Thousands of people in our communities will be facing a bleak holiday season - families who find themselves without jobs, without homes, without food. But you can help return hope into the lives of so many this year by participating in our Holiday Meals Drive! Learn how: www.foodbankcenc.org/HolidayMeals
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.
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50 Million Pound Milestone In April of 2012, the Durham Branch reached its 50 million pound milestone! Congratulations to the hardworking staff & volunteers at Durham: supplying our communities with 50 million pounds of food since 1999! Read more »
New Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the Durham Branch service area? Print the new Durham Branch Fact Card! Download now »