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
Heart of Carolina & Drive Through Day November 21-December 10, 2014 The 28th annual ABC11 Heart of Carolina food drive kicks off on November 21 and wraps up with a Drive Through Day on Wednesday, December 10 at select Kroger stores. Bring your food and cash donations by and meet our team, or watch us on ABC11 from 6:00 am-8:00 pm on December 10. Help us feed families this holiday season! More information coming soon.
Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive November 1-30, 2014 Join us for Harris Teeter's annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign. Look for details at your local Harris Teeter to donate food or funds! More details coming soon.
Lowes Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive November 1-December 31, 2014 Friends Feeding Friends--That’s what the holidays are all about, and Lowes Foods makes it easy! Just purchase a pre-packed bag of food at your local Lowes Foods store, drop it in the bin at the front of the store, and we’ll do the rest. More information coming soon.
Food Lion Feeds: Holidays Without Hunger November 19 - December 23, 2014 Buy a box, feed a family. More information 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.