Special Events & Food Drives

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Food Bank Special Events

Feed the Need Food Drive
April 1-25, 2015
Join the News & Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Drop your food donations at your local Harris Teeter from April 1-25 across our service area in central & eastern NC. And if you live in the Triangle region, come on out for a special "Feed the Need Day" on Saturday, April 25 at 3 select stores. For more information and store locations, and to donate online, visit: www.feedtheneednc.com

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Stamp Out Hunger
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Join the National Association of Letter Carriers for the largest one-day food drive in the nation! Look out for a designated donation bag delivered to you by your letter carrier, fill it with your donation, and your letter carrier will pick it up on May 9! For more information, visit: http://nalc.org/food

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Community Events

RDU: Taste
Now - April 26, 2015
Just as Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine showcase the best of food and drink in this area, so does Taste the Event, bringing the pages of the magazine to life through a variety of events that bring the culinary community together. A portion of the proceeds from Taste 2015 go toward our Durham Branch. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit tastetheevent.com.

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RDU: Feed Their Legacy
Now - Tuesday, March 28, 2015
A united movement by American Muslim leaders to collect and distribute food to the hungry. The food and funds drive is held in memory of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha who were killed in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, February 10. Participants can donate at: feedtheirlegacy.herokuapp.com/.

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RDU: Cedar Creek Gallery Adult Egg Hunt
Friday, April 3, 2015
Hundreds of prize-filled eggs will adorn the grounds of Cedar Creek Gallery as part of their 47th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival! The eggs will be filled with various treats and prizes, including numbers that correspond to 50 clay and glass eggs handcrafted by Cedar Creek artisans. The search will get underway for adults only at 7:00 pm. The artists have generously donated the eggs in hopes of everyone participating making at least a $5 donation to the Food Bank in order to participate. More details here: www.cedarcreekgallery.com.

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RDU: World Beer Festival
Saturday, April 11, 2015
We are thrilled to be one of the charity beneficiaries of this great event in Downtown Raleigh! Food Bank volunteers will be there to accept your non-perishable and monetary donations all day. You can also support the Food Bank at this event by volunteering! Sign up to volunteer at the festival and mark on the form that you're volunteering on behalf of the Food Bank, and World Beer Festival will make a donation to us! Awesome, right? For more information and to sign up to volunteer, please visit their website.

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RDU: BAPS Charities Walkathon
Saturday, April 11, 2015
The local chapter of BAPS Charities in Raleigh has organized a walk to raise funds for the Food Bank! For more information on how to participate, please visit their website.

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Greenville: Touch-A-Truck
Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Junior Women's Association of Greenville proudly presents the 5th annual Touch-A-Truck event. Big rigs, emergency vehicles, construction equipment, and all the other big machines that make kids say "whoa!" will be on display from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the parking lot area between the Greenville Mall and Yadkin Bank. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, with some of the proceeds going to the Food Bank. For more information, visit: www.jwagreenville.com.

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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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