Special Events & Food Drives

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Food Bank Special Events & Food Drives

Hunger Action Month
September 1 - 30, 3015
September is Hunger Action Month. All month long, communities across the country will stand up for hunger relief and raise their voices for the 1 in 6 people in the United States that struggle with hunger. More details of how you can get involved coming soon!

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#FoodBank24: A New Media Telethon
September 11 - 12, 2015
The fourth annual #FoodBank24 New Media Telethon will kick off Friday, September 11 at noon and will air live for 24 hours straight through September 12 at noon. Join us once again for 24 hours of hunger action to raise food, funds, and awareness as part of the national Hunger Action Month movement. Sign up to volunteer on the Day of Service, watch the show, or learn more at foodbank24.org.

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Sandhills Open House and #FoodBank24 Watch Party
September 11 - 12, 2015
Come out to the Food Bank at Sandhills to watch the 24-Hour Telethon and participate in Open House activities! We'll have snacks, a raffle, live entertainment, an art exhibit and more! Learn more by viewing the event flyer.

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The Kitchens of New Bern Tour
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Our annual Kitchens of New Bern Tour is a unique opportunity to explore the heart of some of historic New Bern’s most outstanding residences as well as Tryon Palace’s Kitchen Office and Garden. Bring your family and friends and join us on Saturday, September 26 from 10 am to 4 pm! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit foodbankcenc.org/KitchenTour.

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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

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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 www.ncstatefair.org/2015/HungerRelief

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Community Events & Food Drives

Triangle: United Way Day of Caring: Collect.Create.Feed.
September 25 - September 30, 2015
In this food drive, creativity and competitiveness make it fun for participants while helping to fill the shelves of the Food Bank! Teams from companies around the Triangle will create "Best of NC" structures using nonperishable food items in Triangle Town Center mall! More info: www.unitedwaytriangle.org/events

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Triangle: Raleigh Crop Hunger Walk
Saturday, 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.

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Retail Grocery Drives

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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 find a local mover who gives back.

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Outshine #GiveBrighter
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.

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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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