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
The Chef's Academy Pastry Arts Grande Salon Thursday, October 9 Help students at the Chef's Academy fight hunger at their fall Pastry Arts Grande Salon, part of our Students Against Hunger food and & funds drive. $5 or 5 non-perishable food items gets you in the door of this tasty event! For more info, please view the event flyer.
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.
Durham Bulls Fall Fan Fest Saturday, October 18, 2014 The Durham Bulls will host their annual Fall Fan Fest on Saturday, October 18 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Entry to this event is free with the donation of three canned food items for the Food Bank. For more information, please visit their website.
Food Lion Hunger Relief Day Thursday, October 23, 2014 Get ready for Food Lion Hunger Relief Day on October 23th! For the 11th consecutive year, Food Lion will sponsor Hunger Relief Day at the North Carolina State Fair. Bring five (5) cans of Food Lion brand food and receive a ticket for free admission! Learn more at www.ncstatefair.org.
Raleigh Crop Hunger Walk October 26, 2014 The
annual Raleigh Crop Walk is the heart and "sole" of Raleigh! Make a team and help the Food Bank raise awareness and provide food for hungry people in our community. The walk begins at 3:00 pm in
front of Marbles Kids Museum. Remember to wear your Halloween costume! More info: www.cropwalkraleigh.com
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.