Special Events & Food Drives
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Food Bank Special Events
Students Against Hunger
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. More info here: Students Against Hunger
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
Heart of Carolina & Drive Through Day
November 21-December 10, 2014
The 28th annual ABC11 Heart of Carolina food drive kicks off on November 21 and wraps up with a "Drive Through Day" on Wednesday, December 10 at select Kroger stores. For more information, visit our Heart of Carolina webapge.
Tuesday, December 2
Black Friday, Cyber Monday... and Giving Tuesday! No child or family should go hungry during the holidays. And with your help, they won't! You can make a difference and join the Giving Tuesday movement by donating to our Holiday Meals Drive. Remember: For every dollar donated, we can provide 5 meals to a family in need! Donate here.
Share Your Christmas
Join the Food Bank at New Bern and Greenville for WCTI’s Annual Share Your Christmas Food Drive! Visit our three drop off locations to make your donation between 4:00 - 8:00 pm each day: December 10: Greenville NewsChannel12 Bureau, December 11: Jacksonville Mall in Jacksonville, and December 12: Joe Alcoke dealership in New Bern. For more information and to donate money online, please visit www.foodbankcenc.org/SYC.
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Greenville: Eastern Carolina Fall Food Drive
October 19 - November 20, 2014
The Young Professionals of Pitt County, WITN, and Southern Bank are hosting the 5th Annual Eastern Carolina Fall Food Drive to benefit the Greenville community! Make your donation of non-perishable food items at local Walmarts or additional drop off locations in the area and help ensure that families in need do not have to choose between heating their homes and putting food on the table this holiday season. Learn more about how to make your donation here.
Wilmington: Street Turkeys
November 1 - 30, 2014
Whoa, pilgrim. We're lookin' for a little help feedin' the hungry during the holidays! Help Street Turkeys of Wilmington stock our shelves this holiday season by donating to their food drive on Wednesday, November 26 in Wrightsville Beach or online! More info here: www.streetturkeyswilmington.org.
Raleigh: Bowl a Turkey at King's in North Hills
November 1 - 21, 2014
Bowl a Turkey and King’s will donate a turkey to the Food Bank! As easy as pumpkin pie, right? For more info, please view the event flyer or visit their website: kingsbowlamerica.com/raleigh
New Bern: Zumbathon
November 22, 2014
Make every move count! Join the Zumbathon charity event at Gold's Gym in New Bern. Donate non-perishable food items and enjoy a session of fun and exercise! For more information, please view the event flyer.
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.
Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive
November 1-30, 2014
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 in the lobby or funds at the register! For more information, please visit harristeeter.com/community.
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.
Whole Foods Feed 4 More
November 15 - December 15, 2014
Join Whole Foods in their annual community food drive Feed 4 More at Triangle Whole Food Stores (Raleigh, Cary, Durham, and Chapel Hill). Purchase pre-packed breakfast, lunch or dinner meals of non-perishable items for families of 4 to be donated to the Food Bank. For more info, please view the food drive flyer.
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.
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!
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
Zerorez Canned Food Drive
November 1 - 30, 2014
During the month of November, make a non-perishable food donation to your technician on the day of your service and receive 10% off! For more information, please visit zeroreznc.com.
Help Feed a Classmate with Zaxby's of Knightdale
November 12 - December 3, 2014
Bring a non-perishable food item to support our Weekend Power Pack Program and receive special something from Zuzy at Kidz Nights between Wednesday, November 12 and Wednesday December 3! For more information, please visit facebook.com/zaxbysknightdale.
Cedar Creek Gallery Holiday Open House
November 22 and November 23, 2014
Enjoy holiday festivities at Cedar Creek Gallery with live music, holiday treats, and photos with Santa! With a $10 donation to the Food Bank, you will receive a free Pewter Snowflake Ornament crafted by local artists. For more information on this event, please visit cedarcreekgallery.com.
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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 contact a partner in our service territory.
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.
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.
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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