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Food Bank Special Events

Food Drive Box Decorating Contest
November 1 - December 26, 2014
Holding a food drive for the holidays? Decorate your box and enter our contest! Entering is easy... Just email us the photo! More details at foodbankcenc.org/BoxContest

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Community Events

Bull City New Year's Eve
December 31, 2014
Presented by Taste the Event, a lively, local New Year's Eve celebration at The Cookery in Durham to benefit the Food Bank! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit tastetheevent.com.

Mt. Olive New Year's Eve Pickle Drop 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Where else can you see a glowing three-foot pickle descend down the company flagpole? Hear the Pickle Polka? And still be in bed long before midnight? Join us at the corner of Cucumber & Vine in Mount Olive, NC at 7 pm for the 15th annual New Year's Eve Pickle Drop. Bring canned items for the Food Bank. More info at www.mtolivepickles.com

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Retail Grocery Drives

Carlie C's Caring for our Community Food Drive
October 15 - December 31
It's easy to give back at Carlie C's! Purchase a $5 or $10 bag of food at the register. All bags have shelf stable food and non-food essentials such as peanut butter, canned vegetables, pasta, black beans, toothpaste, and shampoo. All donations will go to help local families! For more info, please visit carliecs.com.

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Lowes Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive
November 1-December 31, 2014
Friends Feeding Friends--That’s what the holidays are all about, and Lowes Foods makes it easy! Just purchase a pre-packed bag of food at your local Lowes Foods store, drop it in the bin at the front of the store, and we’ll do the rest. For more information, please visit lowesfoods.com/community.

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Food Lion Feeds: Holidays Without Hunger
November 19 - December 23, 2014 
Buy a box, feed a family. Buy a pre-packaged box of food for $5 at your local Food Lion or make a monetary donation at the register to help provide meals to hungry families! For more info, please visit Food Lion Feeds.

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Give Back with Earth Fare
November 12 - December 31
Earth Fare in Brier Creek has launched a new donation program for the holiday season called “Give Back” to provide food to local families in need. Donate $1, $5, $10, $25, or more at the register!

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Feed the Hungry with Kroger
November 18 - December 31, 2014
Look for pre-packaged boxes at your local Kroger to help provide food to families this holiday season.

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Give & Get

Holiday Sales Event at TenPlus Systems
December 1-31, 2014
Purchase a Macintosh with AppleCare or an iPad with AppleCare+ and TenPlus will make a donation to the Food Bank! Learn more here.

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Ongoing Promotions

AmazonSmile
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

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Foodtweeks
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.

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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

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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...

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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...

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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 contact a partner in our service territory.

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Relay Foods
Save $20 on healthy local food and give $20 to the Food Bank! Relay Foods, an online grocery store of local and organic foods, has teamed up with Pennies 4 Progress and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Simply use this coupon to receive a $20 discount on a purchase of $50 or more. For every purchase, Relay Foods will donate $20 to the Food Bank to provide 100 meals to families in need! More info please visit their website or view the flyer.

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Tickets For Charity!
Tickets-for-Charity gives sports and music fans an easy and convenient way to support local food banks while gaining access to great tickets not available anywhere else. Portions of ticket sales from such events and entertainers as Widespread Panic, The Boston Bruins and U2, have been passed through to the local food bank within the service of the venue’s zip code.
Simply select "Feeding America" when purchasing your next ticket to support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. Visit www.ticketsforcharity.com.

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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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