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
Curiously Cultured Charity Barbecue Sunday, May 31, 2015 Join Curiously Cultured, a gourmet & specialty food producer based out of Durham, for a delicious meal at beautiful Lake Crabtree and help provide nourishing food to families in need! For more info and to purchase tickets, please visit their Eventbrite page.
Sports Radio Open Thursday, June 25, 2015 99.9 The Fan and Buzz Sports Radio WDNC-AM will host the “Sports Radio Open” on June 25 at River Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh to benefit the Food Bank's Stop Summer Hunger campaign! The tournament will be a two-man best ball format and teams will try to beat the score of radio hosts Adam Gold and Mark Thomas! More information and ticket sales coming soon!
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.