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
Hunger Action Month September 1 - 30, 3014 September is Hunger Action Month. All month long, communities across the country will stand up for hunger relief and raise their voices for the 1 in 6 people in the United States that struggle with hunger every day. Learn how you can take Hunger Action: www.foodbankcenc.org/HAM
Hunger Action Month Community Action Days September 26-27, 2014 Support our annual #FoodBank24 Hour Telethon by joining us at the branch for our Community Action Days! Watch the show with us while checking out volunteer activities, a food drive, a dunk tank and more! For more info, view the event flyer.
#FoodBank24: A New Media Telethon September 26-27, 2014
The date for the third annual 24-Hour Telethon (now named #FoodBank24) has been set for Friday, September 26 starting at 12 noon and airing through September 27 at noon. Watch the show or come to our Sandhills location for volunteering activities and a watch party! Learn more about the New Media Telethon at foodbank24.org.
Fall Newsletter The Fall 2014 Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
Sandhills Community College Alumni Association Open House and Food Drive Saturday, September 26 Come check out the Sandhills Community College Alumni Assocation at their open house! Remember to bring your donations for the Food Bank to support our 24-Hour Telethon!
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
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.