Students Against Hunger


Students Against Hunger Food & Fund Drive



Did you know that almost 50% of students in our 34-county service area qualify for free or reduced-price lunch?

It is difficult for any student to excel academically when they come to school hungry. So we invite all students, staff, parents and teachers to join our Students Against Hunger food and funds drive to help feed hungry children and their families in our community.

Over the past 15 years, students in our area have donated enough to provide nearly 4.6 million meals.  

Join the cause:

Participants in the Students Against Hunger campaign can collect food and funds any time from October 1 through December 5. Competing schools must deliver their donations to our warehouse by noon on December 5, 2015

Extra incentives:

We know y'all like to support the Food Bank so you can help those less fortunate. But here's a little extra boost for your competitive side! Besides bragging rights, winning teams will receive the following:

  • The school that donates the most food or funds per student in each category (elementary, middle, high school and multi-grades) will be offered a photo opp at the Food Bank which will be shared on our website and social media.
  • Each winning school in each category will also be invited to choose from two additional opportunities: (1) Food Bank representative will visit your school for a special presentation. (2) Send a group (maximum 30 people) to your local Food Bank warehouse for a special tour.

  • The overall winner of the competition will be honored during our annual ABC11 Heart of Carolina food drive.

Start by registering your food drive today! You will receive all the information you need to ensure your success.

Your help really makes a difference! Thank you for hosting a food drive!

Students Against Hunger photo collage

Congratulations to last year's competition winners: Elementary School Division: Chesterbrook Academy of Raleigh; Middle School Division: Durant Road Year-Round Middle School, Raleigh; High School Division: Sanderson High School, Raleigh; Multi-grade Division: Epiphany School of Global Studies, New Bern; Overall Winner: Sanderson High School, Raleigh


Deadline for all collection and dropoff of food and funds
for schools participating in the competition is
December 5 at noon.


students against hunger toolkit

The kit includes our most needed items list,
food drive tips, flyers and drop off information.

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Need more Info?
Contact your local branch coordinator:

In the Raleigh/Durham area: Lauren Landis, Community Events Supervisor

In the Wilmington area: Beth Gaglione, Wilmington Branch Director

In the Greenville or New Bern area: Lance Barton, Eastern Regional Director

In the Sandhills area: Michael Cotten, Sandhills Branch Director