A. By operating efficiently and utilizing donated food resources, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina can provide a great return on your community investment. For every $1 donated we can return more than $8 worth of food to the community. Here's how the food is distributed:
Food is donated to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina through grocery stores, food manufacturers and distributors, and community food drives. This food is sorted, collected, and stored through the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina's warehouses in the Sandhills, Durham, Greenville, Raleigh, and Wilmington. It is then distributed to a network of 800 nonprofit agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers and elderly care programs.
A. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina obtains food from the following sources:
A. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina works with 800 agencies in the 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina to distribute food to those in need. Agencies cover the full spectrum of sophistication and stability, but are typically volunteer-run, community-based and under-funded. Agencies fall into several different categories:
Our Agency Services Department regularly monitors all agencies for proper food storage, handling and distribution. We also offer agencies advice, training and technical assistance. Agencies are grouped into regional networks to facilitate cooperative problem-solving, resource sharing and support.
A. In the 34 counties served by the Food Bank, there are more than 400,000 people at risk of hunger.
11% of people served by the Food Bank are elderly
38% of households served by the Food Bank have one or more working adults in the household
34% of those served by the Food Bank are children
A. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina's fundraising and administrative costs account for 3% of total expenditures.
Please contact our Manager of Individual Giving to receive a full copy of our financial statements, or copies of our federal form 990.
A. There are seven Feeding America affiliates in North Carolina. They are located in Asheville, Charlotte, Albemarle, Fayetteville, Raleigh (2), and Winston Salem.
A. Collection barrels, boxes, signs and flyers are available. Check our Brochures and Logos page for downloadable items. -We can help you publicize your drive. -We can provide you with information about the Food Bank, hunger and the need in your community. We can also send someone to speak to your organization.
Q. How should I handle cash and credit card contributions?
A. Cash can be collected by your organization and given to the Food Bank at the same time that you deliver your food collection. Please call the Food Bank at 919.875.0707 and ask for the Development Database Manager to make credit card transactions or click here for our on-line donation form.
Q. What kind of food is needed?
A. Click here to get a list of the Most Needed Foods
Q. Can the Food Bank pick up my collection? If not, what are my choices?
A. We have trucks available for larger pick-ups (more than a carload.) Please keep in mind, however that our trucking capabilities are limited. We keep our trucks on the road picking up donations from food distributors and grocery stores, as well as getting food distributed to folks in need. Any transportation that you or your group can volunteer is greatly appreciated.
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