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
Hunger Action Month September 1 - 30, 3014 September is Hunger Action Month. All month long, communities across the country will stand up for hunger relief and raise their voices for the 1 in 6 people in the United States that struggle with hunger every day. Learn how you can take Hunger Action: www.foodbankcenc.org/HAM
Fall Newsletter The Fall 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
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!
Farm Aid Saturday, September 13 Going to the Farm Aid concert at Walnut Creek? Bring your donations for the Food Bank and stop by our truck at the main entrance! Our volunteers will be there to collect your donation starting at noon. For ticket information, please visit www.farmaid.org.
Yelp's Local Love Affair: A Taste of Empire Eats Monday, September 15 Join us at The Stockroom in downtown Raleigh for an evening of delicious bites from Empire Eats Catering and Empire Eats restaurants, local sips, entertainment, and a whole lotta fun from some incredible local businesses! The best part? This awesome "love" affair is free to attend with an RSVP for folks 21 and up! Learn more and register here: www.yelp.com/events
Capital Area Transit "Stuff The Bus" Canned Food Drive Wednesday, September 17 Help CAT stuff the bus at Cameron Village! Donate three or more canned food items at the Chick-fil-A in Cameron Village and receive a coupon for a free sandwich! For more info, view the event flyer.
#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.
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
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.