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
Fall Newsletter The Fall 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
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
Holiday Meals Drive November 1 - December 31, 2014 No child or family should go hungry during the holidays. But with your help, they won't! That's the power of your giving when you contribute to the Food Bank's Holiday Meals Drive. Learn how you can make a difference at foodbankcenc.org/HolidayMeals.
Food Drive Box Decorating Contest November 1 - December 26, 2014 Holding a food drive for the holidays? Decorate your box and enter our contest! Entering is easy... Just email us the photo! More details at foodbankcenc.org/BoxContest
Heart of Carolina & Drive Through Day November 21-December 10, 2014 The 28th annual ABC11 Heart of Carolina food drive kicks off on November 21 and wraps up with a "Drive Through Day" on Wednesday, December 10 at select Kroger stores. For more information, visit our Heart of Carolina webapge.
Bowl a Turkey at King's in North Hills November 1 - 21, 2014 Bowl a Turkey and King’s will donate a turkey to the Food Bank! As easy as pumpkin pie, right? For more info, please visit their website: kingsbowlamerica.com/raleigh
Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive November 1-30, 2014 Join us for Harris Teeter's annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign. Look for details at your local Harris Teeter to donate food in the lobby or funds at the register! Fore more information, please visit harristeeter.com/community.
Carolina Hurricanes Stock the Pantry Food Drive November 6 - 13, 2014 Stock the Pantry Food Drive presented by Harris Teeter will benefit the Food Bank! All who donate two or more non-perishable food items will receive a buy-one-get-one-free ticket voucher for the November 13 game against the Winnipeg Jets and will also be entered to win a team-signed stick! For more info on how to donate, please visit the Hurricanes' website.
Help Feed a Classmate with Zaxby's of Knightdale November 12 - December 3, 2014 Bring a non-perishable food item to support our Weekend Power Pack Program and receive special something from Zuzy at Kidz Nights between Wednesday, November 12 and Wednesday December 3! For more information, please visit facebook.com/zaxbysknightdale.
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.