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
On the blog: Growing Hope in New Bern It's spring planting time in our New Bern garden! Read all about the wonderful volunteers that work hard to feed local people in need on our blog: blog.foodbankcenc.org
Touch-A-Truck Saturday, April 25, 2015 The Junior Women's Association of Greenville proudly presents the 5th annual Touch-A-Truck event. Big rigs, emergency vehicles, construction equipment, and all the other big machines that make kids say "whoa!" will be on display from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the parking lot area between the Greenville Mall and Yadkin Bank. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, with some of the proceeds going to the Food Bank. For more information, visit:
Feed the Need Food Drive April 1-25, 2015 Join the News & Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Drop your food donations at your local Harris Teeter from April 1-25 across our service area in central & eastern NC. For more information and to donate online, visit: www.feedtheneednc.com
NC Pickle Festival Saturday, April 25, 2015 Have fun! Eat some pickles. Pet the Animals! Eat some pickles. Get your face painted! Eat some pickles. Did we say eat some pickles? The 29th annual NC Pickle Festival will be held from April 24-25 in Mt Olive. Stop by the Food Bank table to say hi on Saturday!
More details at: www.ncpicklefest.org
Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, May 9, 2015 Join the National Association of Letter Carriers for the largest one-day food drive in the nation! Look out for a designated donation bag delivered to you by your letter carrier, fill it with your donation, and your letter carrier will pick it up on May 9! For more information, visit: http://nalc.org/food
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