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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:

168 posts by 37 SMAs in July!

Hard to believe it, but back to school season is upon us (though our Kids Summer Meals program continues until August 23). In case you missed it, through your own gifts and help spreading the word, our #StopSummerHunger initiative raised enough funds for 4.6 million meals! That's a huge difference to kids who miss out on school breakfasts & lunches all summer long. Thank you!

Special shout out to Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN for publishing a blog post about her VIP Food Bank Tour! Give it a read, and email Lindsay if you would like to take a VIP tour.  Another special shout out to Adam Whitesell for celebrating his birthday with a Facebook Fundraiser for the Food Bank! Adam's friends and family donated enough for over 2,000 meals! Visit facebook.com/fund/FoodBankCENC if you'd like to hold a Facebook Fundraiser too.



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Hunger Action Month preview: #ShareYourWhy

This year for Hunger Action Month in September, we’re asking everyone we know to #ShareYourWhy – what makes fighting hunger so important to you, personally. It can be a text post, a picture that symbolizes your 'Why' or even a quick selfie video.

Even though it's not September yet, I'll start early by sharing my Why with you here: Fighting hunger has been an important mission of mine ever since I learned of people in such desperate situations that all they could afford to eat is pet food. You might find that hard to believe, but just this Spring we heard from a Senior who was surviving on cat food because it is was all she could afford. The way I take action is by working at the Food Bank and connecting with each of you to help raise awareness of hunger in NC and our programs & solutions. 

This September, I hope you will join me and #ShareYourWhy on social media throughout the month. With our collective voices, we can make sure that the issue of hunger, and the solutions we can all help build, are lifted up.



IRL Events! 

Due to low attendance at the past few special SMA volunteer opportunities, we're going to switch up how we create chances for SMAs to come together in real life (IRL). Here are some upcoming special events that you are officially invited to! If you would like to attend, please email Lindsay!

Sept 3-5, Closing the Hunger Gap Conference (Raleigh)
See more information below. If you are interested in a free 1-day media pass, email Lindsay.

September 19, Greenville Branch 20th Anniversary Open House Reception
1712 Union Street, Greenville | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
We are honoring and thanking the community for making it possible to serve our neighbors in need. Attire is business casual, light fare provided. RSVP by September 9, by emailing Lindsay

September 28, Durham Branch 20th Anniversary Open House Reception
2700 Angier Avenue, Durham, | Noon  2pm
We are honoring and thanking the community for making it possible to serve our neighbors in need. Attire is volunteer casual, light fare provided. RSVP by September 13, by emailing Lindsay

September 28, Kitchens of New Bern Tour
Again this year, area New Bern homeowners will open their doors to the public in order to share their unique kitchen designs. The self-guided driving tour will include homes 
that feature beautiful state-of-the-art kitchens. Instead of buying tickets, we are offering SMAs free admission. If you would like a complimentary pair of tickets, email Lindsay

September 30, #ShareYourWhy event (Raleigh)
Join other hunger fighters at our Raleigh Branch for a special morning volunteer session and hanging of special banners featuring #ShareYourWhy written blurbs from volunteers, staff, partners, and more. You can volunteer, or 'cover' the event - or both! Just email Lindsay to  RSVP.  




Closing the Hunger Gap conference

The Food Bank is co-hosting the 4th bi-annual Closing the Hunger Gap conference this September! The conference will address root causes of hunger, systemic and policy issues, and also a holistic path towards resiliency and justice. This is the first time it's been held in the South or the East Coast. 


On Deck: 

  • September is #HungerActionMonth It will also mark 1 year since Hurricane Florence.  

  • Brand Refresh: Special preview of an exciting piece of news! The Food Bank has been working on a Brand Refresh, which includes an updated Mission Statement and a beautiful new logo. We're excited to share with you as we roll out this Fall!


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!


On the blog

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Ongoing Promotions

Meet Kate! | Special Events

General Food Bank Resources

Food Bank Logos & Brochures | Branch Locations | County Profiles (Hunger Stats)

Kids Page | Volunteering | Personal Fundraising Campaigns | Food Drives

Additional References

SMA Intro Page | SMA Partners Page | SMA Signup Page

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