Sandhills Branch of Food Bank CENC




The Sandhills Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties including Lee, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland. In these counties, more than 43,500 people live in food insecure households, a third of whom are children.

Last year we distributed more than 4.8 million pounds of food to our network of 96 partner agencies in the local community. Our volunteers at the branch served 5,728 hours, the equivalent to approximately 3 full-time employees.

For every dollar donated, we can provide 5 meals to the Sandhills community! Get involved today by making a donation, signing up to volunteer, or hosting a food drive!



Join us for an old-fashioned Sock Hop to help feed local families. Dress in your best 50's outfit and enjoy dancing, entertainment, good food, and fabulous raffle prizes at the Pinehurst Members Club. Purchase tickets online at View and print the event flyer here.



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Located at: 195 Sandy Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387
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Phone: 910-692-5959
Fax: 910-692-5910

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 AM to 4:30 PM
See Annual Closing Schedule


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:





Sock It To Hunger
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Help us "Sock It To Hunger!" Dress in your best 50's and 60's duds and let's rock 'n roll! Join us for a fantastic evening of dancing, entertainment, eating, and fun for all, all to benefit our Sandhills Branch. The event will be held in the St. Andrews Room at the Pinehurst Members Club and will begin at 6:30 pm with a social hour. Complimentary valet parking will be available. Tickets are $75 and will be available for purchase at our warehouse located at 195 Sandy Avenue in Southern Pines or online at Please note there is a small convenience fee for purchasing tickets online. Questions? Please email the Sandhills Branch Director, Michael Cotten, at or view the event flyer.


Yes We Can 5K Canned Food Drive
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Join the Christian Provision Ministries in this 5K run/walk and food drive to benefit the Food Bank at Sandhills! For event information and registration, please view the event flyer.

Students Against Hunger
October - December, 2015
In our annual school food drive and friendly competition, students of all ages across our service area collect food and funds to help families in our communities. Join us this year by hosting a food drive at your school and help make a real difference in the lives of students in our area. More info here: Students Against Hunger

Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the State Fair
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Get Ready for Food Lion Hunger Relief Day on October 22! For the twelfth consecutive year, Food Lion will sponsor Hunger Relief Day at the North Carolina State Fair. Bring five (5) cans of Food Lion brand food and receive a ticket for free admission! Learn more at

Lowes Foods Friends Feeding Friends
October 1 - December 31, 2015
For 20 years, this food and fund drive has helped feed our neighbors in need. Look for pre-packaged bags of food or donate your own items at your local Lowes Foods store. You can also donate money at the register. For store information, please visit





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Daniel Smith, Driver/Warehouse Assistant
Jessica Ledbetter, Outreach Coordinator
Michael Cotten, Branch Director
Michael McKay, Shopping & Product Coord/Volunteer Coord
Samuel Levinson, Operations Supervisor
Thomas Ferguson, Driver/Warehouse Assistant

195 Sandy Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387, (910) 692-5959, Open Mon-Fri, 8 AM to 4:30 PM 



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