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
Evening of Appreciation Postponed Our Hunt-Morgridge Evening of Appreciation event scheduled for February 26 has been postponed. Please stay tuned for our rescheduled date and call (919) 875-0707 x3072 with questions regarding the event. Learn more »
Winter Weather Updates Follow us on Twitter or call (919) 875-0707 to get the latest updates on Food Bank delays and closings. @FoodBankCENC »
New Blog Post! Read about how snow days affect families struggling with hunger on our blog. Hunger Matters »
Winter Newsletter The Winter 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
Chef's Academy Pastry Arts Grand Salon Saturday, March 7, 2015 Help students at the Chef's Academy beat hunger at their spring Pastry Arts Grande Salon! $5 or 5 non-perishable food items gets you in the door of this tasty event! For more info, please view the event flyer.
Taste 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.
North Carolina School of Science and Math Food Drive Saturday, March 21, 2015 The NCSSM Food Drive is back! From 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, students will be happy to collect your food or cash donations during this popular "drive-through" food drive at NCSSM campus in Durham. More details coming soon at facebook.com/NCSSMFoodDrive.
Durham CROP Hunger Walk Sunday, March 22, 2015 Please join us for the 41st annual CROP Hunger Walk in Durham on Sunday, March 22 at 2:30pm.
Last year’s walk raised $145,000. This year the goal is to raise $180,000 with 2,500 walkers! For registration and route information, visit: www.durhamcropwalk.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.