The Sandhills Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties in south central North Carolina. They are Lee, Moore, Richmond and Scotland counties. One county served is shared with the Raleigh Branch, Lee county.
Last year over 5.1 million pounds of food was distributed to 100 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Sandhills operates two trucks that traveled over 42,047 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 6,257 hours of their time last year, equivalent to approximately three full-time employees.
In the counties served by the Sandhills branch, over 34,000 individuals are at risk of hunger: 12,000 are children and over 8% are 65 years and over.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, May 9, 2015 Join the National Association of Letter Carriers for the largest one-day food drive in the nation! On Saturday, May 9, fill a bag with your food donations, put it by your mailbox, and your letter carrier will pick it up to be delivered to the Food Bank! For more information or to donate online, visit: www.foodbankcenc.org/LetterCarriers.
Stop Summer Hunger Help-Day Friday, June 5, 2015 Star 102.5 and John Cole's Plumbing Professionals have teamed up to help the Food Bank at Sandhills Stop Summer Hunger! Drop off your donations in the Honeybaked Ham parking lot in Aberdeen on June 5 where the Star 102.5 DJs will be broadcasting live. Can't make it in person but still want to help? Donate money online at www.stopsummerhunger.org. For more info, please visit www.star1025fm.com.
Become a Social Media Ambassador #SandhillsNC We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our Sandhills 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