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
Take the FNS Challenge August 25 - 29 In preparation for Hunger Action Month, we're taking the FNS Challenge. Join us and get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in North Carolina that receive FNS benefits and live on just $4.06 worth of food each day. Learn more and sign up and be sure to follow the action on Twitter and our blog.
Cook-Off with a Kick Thursday, August 28 The Carolina RailHawks join The Chef’s Academy for a food challenge! This event is open to the public with a donation of $5 or 5 food items for the Food Bank! For more information, click here.
CANstruction Friday, September 5 What do canned food, architects, and a scavenger hunt have in common? CANstruction, of course! On September 5, teams will have 12 hours to build their “Around the World” themed structure made entirely out of cans, all to be donated to the Food Bank! Check out the finished products during the First Friday Gallery Walk in downtown Raleigh. For more information and building locations, click here.
Irregardless Charity Beer Dinner Wednesday, September 10 Join us and other local businesses at Irregardless Cafe for their next Charity Beer Dinner featuring a delightful four course meal with fresh ingredients paired with brews from Carolina Brewing Co. Reservations are recommended and can be made here. For more information, please visit Irregardless Cafe's website and also be sure to check out their blog post from their visit to the Food Bank!
#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.
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 »
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.