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Welcome, Social Media Ambassador!

Below you will find links to the latest SMA Newswire emails featuring top activities and campaigns, graphics to share, and other quick references to help keep you in the know about the Food Bank!

Questions? Contact Lindsay Humbert, Digital Stragety Manager, at lhumbert@foodbankcenc.org or (919) 865-3052.

Thanks so much for your service to the Food Bank!  We are grateful for your partnership.

Current Campaigns and Latest News:

192 posts by 33 SMAs in February!

I also have some special shout outs:



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In Person Opportunities!  

One theme from the renewal surveys was that Ambassadors want chances to engage and meet offline, too.  So without further ado: 

1. *NEW* Transfer Co. Food Hall 

Still under construction and with limited opening, Ambassadors have the opportunity to experience Raleigh's new Transfer Co. Food Hall in its current form on Tuesday, March 19 at 6p.m.

The evening will begin with an introduction into the space, followed by a discussion of the new tax law and charitable giving strategies. Dinner is provided by Locals Oyster Bar and Che Empanadas and the evening will be capped off with a guided beer tasting! Please RSVP by March 12th to Sarah.Brandl@ampf.com and lhumbert@foodbankcenc.org

2. Kids Cafe Standards of Excellence Awards Banquets

Every year our Programs Team recognizes our Kids Cafe partners for the amazing work they do feeding NC kids. If you would like to attend, please email Lindsay to RSVP! There are 2 ceremonies, both 1-3pm:

  • Durham, Saturday, March 16
  • Wilmington, Saturday, March 23

3. Cooking Demo at Durham Tech

Our Nutrition Education duo of Sara & Jenny have invited SMAs to their upcoming recipe demos at Durham Tech's Campus Harvest Food Pantry. If you would like to attend, please email Lindsay to RSVP! Upcoming dates are:

  • Thursday, April 18, 10:45-11:45am  

4. Volunteer in person this April

No better time than National Volunteer Week: April 7-13! I have set up volunteer sessions at each of our 6 branches. Feel free to bring friends or family members, just email Lindsay with your number. Dates are as follows: 

  • DURHAM: Tuesday, April 9, 9am-noon  
  • NEW BERN: Tuesday, April 9, 9am-noon 
  • WILMINGTON: Wednesday, April 10, 1-4pm
  • RALEIGH: Wednesday, April 10, 6pm-8pm 
  • SANDHILLS: Thursday, April 11, 9am-11:30 
  • GREENVILLE: Thursday, April 11, 9-noon 




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March is National Nutrition Month 

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, our Nutrition Ed. Manager, Sara Clement, came up with 31 fun facts and ideas for eating well. @FoodBankCENC will be tweeting out one per day all March long....and you can join in the fun as well! The SMA Dropbox has a folder with a calendar graphic, an excel sheet with suggested posts, and corresponding photos. Check it out!

...And of course, National Nutrition Month is a great time to revisit FBCENC's feature on Feeding America's Hunger + Health blog! Our Vice President, Community Health & Engagement, Gideon Adams, penned a piece on our recent collaboration with Food Lion and REX Healthcare to open a food pantry on site at the hospital for patients

Suggested social media posts: 

Click to share: twitter facebook LinkedIn  .@FoodBankCENC was featured on @FeedingAmerica's Hunger + Health blog! #noonegoeshungry https://hungerandhealth.feedingamerica.org/2019/01/prescription-healthy-food/ 

Click to share: twitter facebook LinkedIn  .@FoodBankCENC knows healthy food is essential for healing #noonegoeshungry https://hungerandhealth.feedingamerica.org/2019/01/prescription-healthy-food/  

Click to share: twitter facebook LinkedIn  This is what collaboration between health and hunger groups can accomplish: https://hungerandhealth.feedingamerica.org/2019/01/prescription-healthy-food/ #noonegoeshungry    


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March Match is back!

March 1-31, friends of the Food Bank are matching every donation up to $107,000! That means gifts will go twice as far helping children have access to the nutritious food they need to grow big and strong.

(Shhh it's a secret: We are also planning a Triple Match Day towards the end of March! I will reach out with more information as we get closer.)

We'd love your help spreading the word about our March Match! Graphic in the SMA Dropbox 

Suggested social media posts: 

Click to share: twitter facebook LinkedIn  Your $10 donation + $10 March Match = 200 meals from @FoodBankCENC for neighbors in need! Ends March 31 → http://bit.ly/2Nx2mF5 #noonegoeshungry 

Click to share: twitter facebook LinkedIn  Your dollars are MATCHED all March long at @FoodBankCENC to provide 2x as many balanced meals to neighbors in need! #noonegoeshungry → http://bit.ly/2Nx2mF5 

Click to share: twitter facebook LinkedIn  For every $1 donated to @FoodBankCENC during their March Match, they can provide not 5 meals … but 10 meals to NC neighbors in need! Ends March 31, so give today → http://bit.ly/2Nx2mF5 #noonegoeshungry

On Deck: 

  • April Volunteers Month: Based on feedback, many SMAs want a chance to volunteer together. Lindsay will plan a SMA Volunteer opportunity at each of our 6 branches.  Dates are above, email Lindsay to RSVP.

  • Seniors: May is Older Americans Month. Email Lindsay to if you'd like to help create any content or have any ideas! 


Crystal DickenCome take a tour!

Ever wonder what it's like to tour the Food Bank in person? Just ask Social Media Ambassador Crystal Dee. She and I had a great time walking around and talking about our different programs and meeting some other staff. Check out her blog post!

I'd love to show each of you around your local Food Bank Branch. Shoot me an email <lhumbert@foodbankcenc.org> to set up a time!


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