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.


Upcoming Closings
The Food Bank at Raleigh will be closed Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. We will re-open Monday, April 6 for volunteers, partner agencies, and donors. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!

Feed the Need Food Drive
April 1-25, 2015
Join the News & Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Drop your food donations at your local Harris Teeter from April 1-25 across our service area in central & eastern NC. And if you live in the Triangle region, come on out for a special "Feed the Need Day" on Saturday, April 25 at 3 select stores. For more information and store locations, and to donate online, visit: www.feedtheneednc.com

Stamp Out Hunger
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Join the National Association of Letter Carriers for the largest one-day food drive in the nation! Look out for a designated donation bag delivered to you by your letter carrier, fill it with your donation, and your letter carrier will pick it up on May 9! For more information, visit: http://nalc.org/food

Now - April 26, 2015
Just as Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine showcase the best of food and drink in this area, so does Taste the Event, bringing the pages of the magazine to life through a variety of events that bring the culinary community together. A portion of the proceeds from Taste 2015 go toward our Durham Branch. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit tastetheevent.com.

Cedar Creek Gallery Adult Egg Hunt
Friday, April 3, 2015
Hundreds of prize-filled eggs will adorn the grounds of Cedar Creek Gallery as part of their 47th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival! The eggs will be filled with various treats and prizes, including numbers that correspond to 50 clay and glass eggs handcrafted by Cedar Creek artisans. The search will get underway for adults only at 7:00 pm. The artists have generously donated the eggs in hopes of everyone participating making at least a $5 donation to the Food Bank in order to participate. More details here: www.cedarcreekgallery.com.

World Beer Festival
Saturday, April 11, 2015
We are thrilled to be one of the charity beneficiaries of this great event in Downtown Raleigh! Food Bank volunteers will be there to accept your non-perishable and monetary donations all day. Donate 5 non-perishable items or $5 and you will get to go to the front of the entrance line! For more information, please visit their website.

BAPS Charities Walkathon
Saturday, April 11, 2015
The local chapter of BAPS Charities in Raleigh has organized a walk to raise funds for the Food Bank! For more information on how to participate, please visit their website.

NC Pickle Festival
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Have fun! Eat some pickles. Pet the Animals! Eat some pickles. Get your face painted! Eat some pickles. Did we say eat some pickles? The 29th annual NC Pickle Festival will be held from April 24-25 in Mt Olive. Stop by the Food Bank table to say hi on Saturday! More details at: www.ncpicklefest.org

Triangle British Classic Car Show
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Join us for the 19th annual NCMG Car Club's Triangle British Classic Car Show! See more than 125 cars & motorcycles representing over 60 years of British motoring history. Bring two non-perishable items and receive 1 free raffle ticket for wonderful prizes. The show runs from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at North Hills Mall, Raleigh. More details at: www.ncmgcarclub.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

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.


3808 Tarheel Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Phone: 919-875-0707
Fax: 919-875-0801
Hours**: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
**See Annual Closing Schedule

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Amy Beros, Major Gifts Officer
Annika Johansson, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Ashley Delamar, Vice-President of Development
Bridget McMinn, Corp & Foundation Relations Mgr
Carter Crain, Food Resources Manager
Charles Burton, Director of Human Resources
Charlie Hale, Vice-President of IT & Operations
Christy Simmons, Manager of Public Relations
Dave Goodrich, Volunteer Services Manager
Earline E. Middleton, VP of Agency Svs. & Pgms
Gideon Adams, Senior Mgr, Programs & Outreach
Jen Newmeyer, Digital Media & Database Mgr
Julius Colbert, Warehouse Supervisor
Justin Reasoner, Transportation & Raleigh Warehouse Manager
Kim Foresta, Director of Finance
Larry Morris, Senior Manager, Agency Services
Linda Fisher, Food Drive & Special Event Manager
Nancy Novell, Executive Assistant
Peter Werbicki, President/CEO


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