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
CEO Serves Up Breakfast for Giving Tuesday December 3, 2013 Our CEO, Peter Werbicki, and Cisco Executives served pancakes to Cisco employees as a fun way to thank employees for donating to the Food Bank on Giving Tuesday. Thank you very much to Cisco for their ongiong partnership and to all of our donors. We received double the donations from last year, raising an amazing 40,000 meals in one day. Thank you all so much for your support and generosity! View photos from the day: www.facebook.com/photo
Heart of Carolina November 22 - December 11, 2013 The 27th annual ABC11 Heart of Carolina food drive kicks off on November 22nd and wraps up with a Drive Through Day on Wednesday, December 11th at selected Kroger stores. Help us feed families this holiday season! More info: www.foodbankcenc.org/HOC
"Like" the Food Bank... Provide 10 Meals! December 1-31, 2013 The N.C. Pork Council (NCPC) and The Food Effect website have launched a month-long campaign to raise awareness about childhood hunger, strengthen the social networks of North Carolina’s seven Feeding America food banks, and raise up to $14,000 in donations for the food banks. Supporting the campaign is easy: 'Like' the Food Bank's Facebook page and the NC Pork Council will donate $2 to fight childhood hunger! "LIKE" today and help spread the word: www.facebook.com/FoodBankCENC
Holiday Meals Drive Thousands of people in our communities will be facing a bleak holiday season - families who find themselves without jobs, without homes, without food. But you can help return hope into the lives of so many this year by participating in our Holiday Meals Drive! Learn how: www.foodbankcenc.org/HolidayMeals
Food Drives & Special Events Be sure to check out all of the great food drives and special events going on througout our region! You can view them all here: www.foodbankcenc.org/specialevents.
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