The Raleigh Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 13 counties in central North Carolina. They are Duplin, Franklin, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Nash, Sampson, Wake, Warren, and Wayne counties. Edgecombe and Wilson counties are shared with the Greenville Branch. Lee county is shared with the Sandhills branch.
Last year over 21.2 million pounds of food was distributed to 318 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Raleigh operates 8 trucks that traveled over 299,689 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 45,160 hours of their time last year, equivalent to over 21 full-time employees.
In the counties served by the Raleigh branch, over 264,012 individuals are at risk of hunger; 93,533 are children and over 8% are 65 years and over.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Firewürst "10,000 for 10,000" Campaign July 1-31
If 10,000 hot dogs are sold during July, Firewürst will donate $10,000 to the Food Bank! Stop by any of their 3 locations in Raleigh and Cary, purchase a hot dog, and do your part to Stop Summer Hunger! For more information, please visit www.firewurst.com.
The Raleigh Coin Club Annual Money Expo July 18-20, 2014 The Raleigh Coin Club is hosting a food drive at their Annual Money Expo at the Exposition Center on the State Fairgrounds! For each item you donate, you will receive a chance to win a prize donated by a local merchant. For more details, visit:www.RaleighCoinClub.org.
The Chef’s Academy Pastry Arts Grande Salon Saturday, July 26
Sample the amazing desserts created by pastry chef students and enjoy food trucks, games and more at the Chef's Academy! Entry is $5 or 5 non-perishable food items, all to be donated to the Food Bank. For more info, please view the event flyer.
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.
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 #Raleigh We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our Raleigh 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
New Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the Raleigh Branch service area? Print the new Raleigh Branch Fact Card! View Fact Card »
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.