SANDHILLS BRANCH HOME

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

Join our Sandhills Speakers’ Bureau!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Calling all Food Bank advocates: Join our Speakers Bureau and use your voice to fight hunger! Come out and learn more at our interest meeting on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm at our Sandhills Branch. For more details and registration, visit our Eventbrite page.

Attend the US Open & Help the Food Bank!
June 9-22, 2014
The Food Bank has the unique opportunity to receive a portion of the proceeds from a concession stand at the Men’s and Women’s US Open Golf Championships in Pinehurst! We are recruiting volunteers to help staff the stand every day of the tournament with two volunteer shifts each day. The first shift is from 5:30 am to 1:30 pm, the second from 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Each volunteer must be at least 18-years-old, and will receive free admittance to the tournament that day as well as a free lunch! To sign up for a shift, please fill out our survey. Questions? Please email Michael Cotten, our Sandhills Branch Director, for more details on this very special volunteer opportunity!

Win tickets to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are coming to PNC Arena in Raleigh on Thursday, April 24! They have generously offered four premier tickets and four E Street Lounge passes to help raise funds to support hunger relief in our region through an online auction. You can be the lucky winner of this unforgettable experience by placing your bid now! For more information, visit www.foodbankcenc.org/SpringsteenAuction.

Hot Off the Press!
The Spring Edition of the Hunger Beat is in! View it here:
Hunger Beat »

Feeding Moore
November 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Our Feeding Moore Restaurant Campaign has launched! Purchase a Food Card for $20 to make a donation to the Food Bank and receive unlimited discounts and giveaways at participating restaurants. Buy your card today by ordering online or contacting our Sandhills BranchJoin the campaign: Help our efforts by selling cards in the community! You will earn $5 for each card sold. More info: www.feedingmoore.com

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

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.

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

New Fact Card!
Need some quick and easy facts about the Sandhills Branch service area? Print the new Sandhills Branch Fact Card!
View Fact Card »

Humble Pies
A volunteer from our Sandhills Branch, Andrea Flagg, initiated a fundraising campaign called Humble Pies. We’d like to thank Andrea for her generosity and for allowing us to share her story of what compassion and a little creativity can accomplish in our community. Thanks so much, Andrea! Read her story here: facebook.com/FoodBankCENC

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.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Sandhills Food Bank! View the virtual tour »


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BRANCH INFORMATION

195 Sandy Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Click here for directions

Phone: 910-692-5959
Fax: 910-692-5910
Hours**: Mon-Fri, 8 AM to 4:30 PM
**See Annual Closing Schedule

Brochures & Logos
Sandhills Area Poverty Statistics

GET INVOLVED

DONATE TODAY!
Volunteer at the Sandhills Branch
Hold a Food Drive

BRANCH CONTACTS

Daniel Smith, Driver/Warehouse Assistant
Jessica Ledbetter, Outreach Coordinator
Linda Hubbard, P/T BackPack Coordinator
Marcus McCollum, Shopping & Product Coordinator
Michael Cotten, Branch Director
Samuel Levinson, Operations Supervisor
Thomas Ferguson, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

 

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