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Special Events & Food Drives

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Food Bank Special Events

Hunger Action Month
September 1 - 30, 3014
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 every day. Learn how you can take Hunger Action: www.foodbankcenc.org/HAM

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#FoodBank24: A New Media Telethon
September 26-27, 2014
The date for the third annual 24-Hour Telethon (now named #FoodBank24) has been set for Friday, September 26 starting at 12 noon and airing through September 27 at noon. The Food Bank and Gregory Ng of Freezer Burns are coming together once again to raise food, funds, and awareness as part of the national Hunger Action Month movement. Learn more at foodbank24.org.

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Sandhills Community Action Days and #FoodBank24 Watch Party
September 26-27, 2014
In the Sandhills area? Come to our branch in Southern Pines to watch the 24-Hour Telethon and participate in volunteer activities and a food drive! We'll have snacks, a raffle, and even a dunk tank! Learn more by viewing the event flyer.

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The Kitchens of New Bern Tour
Saturday, September 27
The 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 on Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Community Events

RDU: Irregardless Charity Beer Dinner
Wednesday, September 10
Join us and other local businesses at Irregardless Cafe for their next Charity Beer Dinner featuring a delightful four course meal with fresh ingredients paired with brews from Carolina Brewing Co. Reservations are recommended and can be made here. For more information, please visit Irregardless Cafe's website and also be sure to check out their blog post from their visit to the Food Bank!

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RDU: Farm Aid
Saturday, September 13
Going to the Farm Aid concert at Walnut Creek? Bring your donations for the Food Bank and stop by our truck at the main entrance! Our volunteers will be there to collect your donation starting at noon. For ticket information, please visit www.farmaid.org.

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RDU: Yelp's Local Love Affair: A Taste of Empire Eats
Monday, September 15
Join us at The Stockroom in downtown Raleigh for an evening of delicious bites from Empire Eats Catering and Empire Eats restaurants, local sips, entertainment, and a whole lotta fun from some incredible local businesses! The best part? This awesome "love" affair is free to attend with an RSVP for folks 21 and up! Learn more and register here: www.yelp.com/events

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RDU: Capital Area Transit "Stuff The Bus" Canned Food Drive
Wednesday, September 17
Help CAT stuff the bus at Cameron Village! Donate three or more canned food items at the Chick-fil-A in Cameron Village and receive a coupon for a free sandwich! For more info, view the event flyer.

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RDU: World Beer Festival
Saturday, October 11
We are thrilled to be the charity beneficiary of this great event at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on October 11! Food Bank volunteers will be there to accept your non-perishable and monetary donations all day. 5 items or $5 will get you to the front of the ticket line! For more information, please visit their website.

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Wilmington: 7th Annual Cape Fear Corvette Show
Sunday, September 21
Come check out the coolest Corvettes in the Cape Fear Region at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet! There will be over 100 corvettes on display, silent auction items, awards for top corvettes, door prizes, food, music and more. Bring the whole family and your food or monetary donation for the Food Bank at Wilmington! For more information, please visit their website.

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Wilmington: 7th Annual Zombie Walk
Saturday, October 4
Zombies aren't real, but hunger is. Show your support for the Food Bank by participating in this family- friendly event in downtown Wilmington. Learn more by viewing the event on Facebook.

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Retail Grocery Drives

Food Lion Feeds: A "Fresh” Take on Fighting Hunger
September 17 - October 7
Purchase a bag of apples to provide 5 meals to the Food Bank! More information coming soon!

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Food Lion Feeds: Holidays Without Hunger
November 19 - December 23 
Buy a box, feed a family. More information coming soon!

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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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