Special Events & Food Drives

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Special Events

Stamp Out Hunger
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Everyone can 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 13! Or forget the hassle of a trip to the grocery store and “Shop” our Virtual Food Drive and maximize your donation times ten! 

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Community Events

Cedar Creek Gallery Annual Adult Egg Hunt
Friday, March 31, 2017, 6pm-10pm
Enjoy glass blowing demonstrations, Raku firings, live music, an Adult Easter Egg Hunt, and art raffles to benefit Food Bank CENC! Learn more

Fit4Life McGees Food Drive
New members who bring in 10 canned goods or 10 paper products will receive 25% off enrollment! Learn more

Feed Durham Festival at Story Church
Saturday, April 8th, 10am-2pm
Donate canned goods to enjoy free food, face painting, bounce houses, a rock wall, Easter egg hunts, and other games! Story Church’s community will collect items for the Food Bank CENCE all March and celebrate—all are welcome! Host a food drive party and get free tickets!

Taste of Home Live Raleigh
Thursday, May 11, 6pm-9pm
Double Tree Raleigh Durham 
Taste of Home LIVE is a new interactive, live culinary show, brought to you by the country’s number one cooking magazine! Bring canned food or cash/credit donations for the Food Bank CENC to receive a raffle ticket. Raffle winner will receive a seat at the chefs demo table! Purchase tickets today!

Chef's Academy Pastry Arts Grand Salon
Saturday, May 13, 2pm-5pm
The Chefs Academy at Harrison College, Raleigh
Help students at the Chef's Academy beat hunger at their spring Pastry Arts Grande Salon! $5 or 5 non-perishable food items gets you in the door of this tasty event! 

Triangle British Classic Car Show
Saturday, May 20, 8:30am-3pm
North Hills, Raleigh
The North Carolina MG Car Club is proud to again donate a portion of the show's proceeds to Food Bank CENC! There will also be a food drive at the event. For every 2 food items donated, attendees will receive 1 free raffle ticket. Learn more

BAPS Charities Walk Green 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Join BAPS to raise funds for local charities including the Food Bank! More information

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Retail Food Drives

Feed the Need Food Drive
April 1-22, 2017
Join the News & Observer and help "Feed the Need" in our communities! Donate funds at the register of your local Harris Teeter or donate food in the marked “Feed the Need” boxes. You can also donate online right here on our website!

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Ongoing Promotions

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


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.


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


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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