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
Upcoming Closings Please be advised that the Durham Branch will be closed on Saturday, August 2 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. We will also be closed from Tuesday, August 5 through Saturday, August 9. We will resume volunteer hours the following week. We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you soon!
Fill the Bus Food Drive Sunday, August 3
Help Durham Transit and Kroger fill the bus at the Kroger on Hillsborough Road in Durham from 9:00 - 1:00 pm! Prizes will be awarded to those who donate! For more info, please view the event flyer.
World Beer Festival Saturday, October 11 We are thrilled to be the charity beneficiary of this great event at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on October 11! Food Bank volunteers will be there to accept your non-perishable and monetary donations all day. 5 items or $5 will get you to the front of the ticket line! For more information, please visit their website.
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 »
Sort-A-Rama September 11, 2014 Sort-A-Rama is one of the largest corporate volunteer gatherings in the area. Join Presenting Partners Food Lion, Cisco, BlueCross BlueShield of NC, and BASF to sort 150,000 meals for families in need while fostering community engagement, teamwork, and volunteerism among your employees and/or customers! For more information, visit: foodbankcenc.org/SortARama.
#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 #Durham We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our Durham 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
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.
New Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the Durham Branch service area? Check out the new Durham Branch Fact Card! View Fact Card »