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
Street Turkeys Whoa, pilgrim! Street Turkeys was a great success! Through this effort we raised $8,630 and 14,413 pounds of food, or 55,287 meals, for families in need. Many thanks to all of our donors and volunteers!
Light It Up December 1, 2013-January 1, 2014 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is collecting canned goods from now until new years to help support our neighbors in need. Drive through and see the amazing light show, tune your radio to 88.3 and you’ll be blown away at how the lights twinkle in time to your favorite holiday tunes. Drive through and drop off your food donation at any of the building locations on the lot. More information: www.facebook.com/JeffGordonChevrolet
Food Drive Benefit Concert December 15, 2013
Ziggy’s By the Sea is hosting another Food Drive Benefit Concert for the Food Bank at Wilmington. Devour The Day tickets are $7 with a canned good donation. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Buy a Book & Give Back December 28, 2013
Books-A-Million will donate 10% of all sales to the Wilmington Branch of the Food Bank on December 28 from 12:00-4:00 pm. Come by and pick up a good book or two for a cold winter’s night and feel good knowing that 10% of your purchase helps feed our neighbors in need. For location information visit: www.booksamillion.com.
Holiday Meals Drive Thousands of people in our communities will be facing a bleak holiday season - families who find themselves without jobs, without homes, without food. But you can help return hope into the lives of so many this year by participating in our Holiday Meals Drive! Learn how: www.foodbankcenc.org/HolidayMeals
"Like" the Food Bank... Provide 10 Meals! December 1-31, 2013 The N.C. Pork Council (NCPC) and The Food Effect website have launched a month-long campaign to raise awareness about childhood hunger, strengthen the social networks of North Carolina’s seven Feeding America food banks, and raise up to $14,000 in donations for the food banks. Supporting the campaign is easy: 'Like' the Food Bank's Facebook page and the NC Pork Council will donate $2 to fight childhood hunger! "LIKE" today and help spread the word: www.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.
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The Food Bank at Wilmington tipped the scales on June 12, 2012, and for the first time will distribute over 5 million pounds in one year! Distribution to the Wilmington Branch service area of has been on the rise for the last several years. In fiscal year 2010-11, the Wilmington Food Bank distributed more than 4.8 million pounds and in 2009-10 more than 4.7 million pounds. Read More »
New Fact Card! Need some quick and easy facts about the Wilmington Branch service area? Print the new WilmingtonBranch Fact Card! Download now »
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 »