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Corporate Partnerships

"Find the Fit" with the Food Bank

Find The Fit LogoCorporate partners play a significant role in our ability to support the more than 560,000 people who may need emergency food assistance as they are forced to choose between food, pay rent or get their medicine. Cause marketing and sponsorship opportunities provide a valuable way to promote a company's corporate responsibility, their brand and can be a great way to engage employees while linking your company with a 4-star Charity Navigator rated hunger relief organization.

Finding the Fit happens when the philanthropic and marketing objectives of a potential partner can be met by supporting the Food Bank. This can be accomplished in many ways including:

  • Financial Support (Unrestricted or Restricted/Program Specific)
  • Sponsorships - including Kids Cafe, Weekend PowerPack, the ABC11 Heart of Carolina holiday campaign, the News & Observer Feed the Need campaign, Rolling Billboard Truck Wraps
  • Employee and client engagement events such as the Sort-A-Rama Day of Service
  • Cause Marketing or Percentage of Sales Campaigns
  • Employee Giving Campaigns
  • Matching Corporate Gifts (leverage employee gifts)
  • Grants and Foundation gifts
  • In-Kind Donations

The Food Bank features a rotation of high-profile cause marketing and special event sponsorship opportunities. Our current initiatives include:

Employee Teambuilding/Client Engagement Opportunties

Several of the Food Bank’s sponsorships and campaigns provide excellent employee teambuilding and client engagement opportunities. Volunteer service with the Food Bank not only can build employee morale and teamwork, but also reinforces the company’s philanthropic commitment to the community. It can also provide an opportunity to engage with clients/customers in the accomplishment of service for those less fortunate.

  1. Sort-A-Rama Day of Service - September 11, 2014
    Sort-A-Rama is one of the largest corporate volunteer service gatherings for area companies to bring up to 1,000 employees/customers together to "sort" pasta, rice, and beans into family-sized portions. Companies participate in this event as part of employee or client engagement activities that results in a significant cross-companies team-building opportunity. Join Presenting Partners BASF, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Cisco, and Food Lion and other Triangle companies such as NetApp and RTI International to sort the equivalent of 150,000 meals for distribution to those in need. Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits: Visit the Sort-A-Rama page or Download the Sort-A-Rama Flyer.

 

Watch this video to get a sense of what Sort-A-Rama is all about!

 


Need more details?

Please contact Bridget McMinn, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at 919-865-3046 or bmcminn@foodbankcenc.org.