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
The Kitchens of New Bern Tour Thanks so much to the many sponsors, volunteers, and attendees that made our Kitchens of New Bern tour a great success! And a special thanks to the homeowners for graciously opening their kitchens for the tour. Through this event we are able to provide more than 80,000 meals to children and families in the New Bern Branch service area. Thank y'all so much for your support of the New Bern community! To see photos from the tour, please visit: flickr.com/FoodBankCENC
Fall Newsletter The Fall 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
New Bern Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Thursday, October 16, 2014 We are honored to host the Chamber's monthly networking event at our New Bern Branch to give Chamber members the opportunity to meet fellow business owners and learn more about the Food Bank. The Chamber is such a strong partner of the Food Bank, and we are excited for the chance to showcase our New Bern Branch!
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
Food Lion Hunger Relief Day Thursday, October 23, 2014 Get ready for Food Lion Hunger Relief Day on October 23th! For the 11th consecutive year, Food Lion will sponsor Hunger Relief Day at the North Carolina State Fair. Bring five (5) cans of Food Lion brand food and receive a ticket for free admission! Learn more at www.ncstatefair.org.
Zumbathon November 22, 2014 Make every move count! Join the Zumbathon charity event at Gold's Gym in New Bern. Donate non-perishable food items and enjoy a session of fun and exercise! For more information, please view the event flyer.
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
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.