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
Hot Off the Press! The Spring Edition of the Hunger Beat is in! View it here: Hunger Beat »
Feed the Need Food Drive April 1-26, 2014 Join the News
& Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Drop your food donations at area
Harris Teeters from April 1-26 or come on out for a special "Feed the Need Day" on Saturday,
April 26 at 5 select stores. For more information and store locations, visit: www.feedtheneednc.com
TASTE the event April 23-27, 2014 Sponsored by Durham
Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine, TASTE celebrates the vibrant Durham-Chapel Hill culinary
scene with a festival of food & beverage events. A portion of ticket sale proceeds from the
signature event, the Grand TASTE Experience at DPAC on Thursday, April 24, will be donated to
our Durham Branch. For more information, visit: www.tastetheevent.com
NC Pickle Festival Saturday, April 26, 2014 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 28th annual NC Pickle Festival will be held from April 25-27 in Mt
Olive. Stop by the Food Bank table to say hi on Saturday!
More details at: www.ncpicklefest.org
Stamp Out Hunger May 10, 2014 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 10! For more information, visit: www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive.
Triangle British Classic Car Show Saturday, May 17, 2014 Join us for the 18th 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 four
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
New Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the Raleigh Branch service area? Print the new Raleigh Branch Fact Card! View Fact Card »
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.