The Greenville Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves ten counties in eastern North Carolina. They are Carteret, Craven, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt & Wilson counties. Edgecombe and Wilson counties are shared with our Raleigh Branch. Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico are shared with our New Bern Branch.
Last fiscal year, over 8.8 million pounds of food was distributed to 94 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Greenville operates three trucks that traveled over 85,423 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 36,733 hours of their time last year, equivalent to over 17 full-time employees.
In the counties served by the Greenville branch, over 103,000 individuals are at risk of hunger: 61,000 are children and over 7% are 65 years and over.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Share Your Christmas December 10 - 12, 2014 Our Greenville and New Bern Branches will once again partner with WCTI NewsChannel 12 for Share Your Christmas! WCTI will broadcast live while collecting donations of food and funds in select locations on December 10,11, and 12. For more information and to donate money online, please visit www.foodbankcenc.org/SYC.
Greenville Gives Friday, December 5, 2014 We're participating in “Greenville Gives” on Friday, December 5th from 5:30-7:00 pm to kick off the holiday season in downtown Greenville at the annual tree lighting! Bring your donations to Five Points Plaza, Corner of 5th & Evans Streets. For more details, please view the event flyer. or view the event on Facebook.
Fall Newsletter The Fall 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
Students Against Hunger October-December, 2014 Did you know that almost 50% of students in our 34 county service area qualify for free or reduced-price lunch? It is difficult for any student to excel academically when they come to school hungry. So we invite all students, staff, parents and teachers to join our Students Against Hunger food and funds drive to help feed hungry children and their families in our community. More info here: Students Against Hunger
Holiday Meals Drive November 1 - December 31, 2014 No child or family should go hungry during the holidays. But with your help, they won't! That's the power of your giving when you contribute to the Food Bank's Holiday Meals Drive. Learn how you can make a difference at foodbankcenc.org/HolidayMeals.
Food Drive Box Decorating Contest November 1 - December 26, 2014 Holding a food drive for the holidays? Decorate your box and enter our contest! Entering is easy... Just email us the photo! More details at foodbankcenc.org/BoxContest
Become a Social Media Ambassador #GreenvilleNC We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our Greenville 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
We've Moved! Our Greenville branch celebrated the move to a new location with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The new 17,500 square foot distribution center on Union Street includes a new Produce Room donated by Food Lion and a dedicated volunteer area. Learn more by viewing our press release or the article in The Daily Reflector.
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.