The Wilmington Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties in southeastern North Carolina. They are Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.
Last year over 6.6 million pounds of food was distributed to over 97 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Wilmington operates 1 truck that traveled over 29,304 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 10,291 hours of their time last year, equivalent to almost 5 full-time employees.
In the counties served by the Wilmington branch, over 69,000 individuals are at risk of hunger; over 20,000 are children and 7% are 65 years and over.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Hurricane Arthur Update: After Arthur came through our Wilmington and New Bern service areas, both the Red Cross and our partner agencies reported only power outages and no major damage. As of Friday, July 4, power had already been restored to most areas, and as a result, our partner agencies did not need to provide any extra assistance due to the storm. Thank you to the Red Cross, our partner agencies, and our supporters for your thoughts and preparation during the first hurricane of the season. To learn more about how the Food Bank prepared for Arthur, visit our blog.
2013 Impact Report: Food Restores Our latest Impact Report is in! Learn how we helped feed families in need last year: 2013 Impact Report »
Summer Newsletter The Summer Edition of our newsletter Hunger Matters is in! View it here: Hunger Matters »
We've launched a blog! Our new blog will provide a more in-depth view of our work, the people we serve, and resources for providing hunger relief to our neighbors in need. Check it out and subscribe! blog.foodbankcenc.org »
#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. The Food Bank and Gregory Ng of Freezer Burns are coming together once again to raise food, funds, and awareness as part of the national Hunger Action Month movement. Learn more at foodbank24.org.
Become a Social Media Ambassador #ILM We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our Wilmington 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 Wilmington Branch service area? Print the new WilmingtonBranch 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.
Virtual Warehouse Tour Get a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the Wilmington Branch from the inside! Learn how the Food Bank works and see actual agency pickups. View the virtual tour »