Special Events & Food Drives
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Food Bank Special Events & Food Drives
Students Against Hunger
October - December, 2015
In our annual school food drive and friendly competition, students of all ages across our service area collect food and funds to help families in our communities. Join us this year by hosting a food drive at your school and help make a real difference in the lives of students in our area. More info here: Students Against Hunger
Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the State Fair
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Get Ready for Food Lion Hunger Relief Day on October 22! For the twelfth consecutive year, Food Lion will sponsor Hunger Relief Day at the North Carolina State Fair. Bring five (5) cans of Food Lion brand food and receive a ticket for free admission! Learn more at foodbankcenc.org/StateFair.
Sock It To Hunger
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Help us "Sock It To Hunger!" Dress in your best 50's and 60's duds and let's rock 'n roll! Join us for a fantastic evening of dancing, entertainment, eating, and fun for all, all to benefit our Sandhills Branch. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: sockittohunger.eventbrite.com or view the event flyer.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Visit some of Wilmington’s finest eateries on one night in one location, all to benefit local families in the Wilmington area! Patrons will enjoy a live cooking demonstration by Chef Vivian Howard, host of the PBS cooking series “A Chef’s Life” and owner of Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, NC. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit foodbankcenc.org/ChefsFeast.
Heart of Carolina Food & Fund Drive
November 20 - December 9, 2015
The 29th annual ABC11 Heart of Carolina food & fund drive kicks off on November 20 and wraps up with a Drive Through Food Drive Day on Wednesday, December 9 at select Kroger stores. Bring your food and cash donations by and meet the ABC11 team, or watch us on ABC11 from 6:00 am-8:00 pm on December 9. Help us feed families this holiday season! More information coming soon.
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Community Events & Food Drives
Triangle: World Beer Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015
We are thrilled to be the charity beneficiary of this great event at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on October 10! Food Bank team members will be there to accept your non-perishable and monetary donations all day. You can also sign up to volunteer at this fun event! Volunteer during any of the six available sessions and the event organizers will make a donation to the Food Bank! For more information and to sign up to volunteer, please visit their website.
Sandhills: Yes We Can 5K Canned Food Drive
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Join the Christian Provision Ministries in this 5K run/walk and food drive to benefit the Food Bank at Sandhills! For event information and registration, please view the event flyer.
Wilmington: CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Help end hunger one step at a time by participating in our local Crop Walk! The 36th annual Wilmington Crop Walk is Sunday, October 11. Host a team or register as an individual walker at www.crophungerwalk.org.
Greenville: Eastern Carolina Fall Food Drive
October 15 - November 15, 2015
Join the Young Professionals of Pitt County for their annual food drive to benefit the Food Bank at Greenville! More info coming soon.
Wilmington: 8th Annual Zombie Walk
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Zombies aren't real, but hunger is. Show your support for the Food Bank by participating in this family- friendly event in downtown Wilmington. To date the zombie walk has provided for over 20,000 meals for families served by the Food Bank at Wilmington. Help us make it to over 25,000 meals this year! Learn more by viewing the event on Facebook.
Wilmington: Food Day 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Once again the Food Bank at Wilmington is a proud participant in Wilmington’s Food Day 2015 at UNCW. The Food Bank will be accepting food donations throughout the day. For more information, please visit feastdowneast.org.
Triangle: Raleigh Crop Hunger Walk
Sunday, October 25, 2015
The annual Crop Walk is the heart and "sole" of Raleigh! Make a team and help the Food Bank raise awareness and provide food for hungry people in our community. For event and registration information, click here.
Triangle: The Art of John Lennon
November 13 - November 15, 2015
An Unparalled Exhibition of the works of John Lennon comes to Raleigh. The Mahler Fine Art is honored to present an exhibition of the extraordinary artworks of John Lennon. Patrons wishing to see the collection are invited to the gallery throughout the exhibition period. A donation of $3 per person is suggested, all to benefit the Food Bank. For more information, please visit: www.themahlerfineart.com.
Wilmington: Street Turkeys
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Whoa, pilgrim! We're lookin' for a little help feedin' the hungry during the holidays! Drop off your donations of frozen turkeys, hams, and canned items on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at participating Harris Teeter locations. Can't make it? You can still contribute through the Street Turkey's Virtual Food Drive. Learn more at: www.streetturkeyswilmington.org.
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Retail Grocery Drives
Lowes Foods Friends Feeding Friends
October 1 - December 31, 2015
For 20 years, this food and fund drive has helped feed our neighbors in need. Look for pre-packaged bags of food or donate your own items at your local Lowes Foods store. You can also donate money at the register. For store information, please visit www.lowesfoods.com/community/friends-feeding-friends.
Harris Teeter Harvest Feast
November 1 - 30, 2015
Join us for Harris Teeter's annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign. Look for details at your local Harris Teeter to donate food or funds! More details coming soon.
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The Food Bank is an official participant of AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Food Bank. For more info, please visit: https://smile.amazon.com
The Food Bank has partnered with foodtweeks™, a mobile app that shows you how to keep eating your everyday foods but consume fewer calories by making a few minor changes, or tweeks. Every time you use foodtweeks™ to remove calories from your food, a donation is made to the Food Bank. Just download the free app on your Android or iPhone, create an account, enter the promo code FBCENC to double your donation, and get started! See www.foodtweeks.com for more information.
The Great American Milk Drive
That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing from the homes of many folks in our service area that are food insecure. In partnership with Feeding America, The Great American Milk Drive makes it easy to give a gallon of nutrient-rich milk to the Food Bank with just a click of your mouse! Your monetary donation will be sent to us in the form of milk coupons that we will then use to provide milk to local families in need. Learn more and donate: https://milklife.com/give
Meals 4 Others
Do some good while you shop! Meals 4 Others is an online specialty food, personal and corporate gift store. Each purchase results in a 15% donation of the full purchase price to be given to the food bank of your choice. The cost is the same as in your local store, but the impact on hunger in your community is huge! Learn More...
Moolala Daily Deals Promotion
Are you a fan of great daily deals? Sign up for Moolala! The Food Bank will receive 2% of any deals you purchase. In addition, tell your friends to sign up and YOU will get 2% of any deals they purchase, as well the Food Bank! Learn More...
Move For Hunger
The Food Bank is delighted to partner with Move For Hunger - an organization that offers to pickup unwanted, non-perishable food items during the moving process and deliver them to local food banks. Simply use one of the moving partners in our area and they will provide a box for food items. You can pack it or use their professional moving staff. Move For Hunger will make arrangements for the items to be delivered to our locations. Read more about Move For Hunger or find a local mover who gives back.
Outshine is joining with Feeding America to help secure produce for Americans who struggle with hunger. From June 1 through July 31, every specially marked box of Outshine Simply Yogurt bars purchased helps get one pound of produce to local food banks. Learn more via Feeding America.
Triangle Food Guy
Planning your next employee luncheon in the triangle? We are pleased to partner with Triangle Food Guy - a local company that offers worry-free corporate catering. A portion of all proceeds are donated to the Food Bank. Learn more: www.trianglefoodguy.com.
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