What We Do
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has provided food for our friends and neighbors facing hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for 40 years. The Food Bank is an affiliate member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief charity. In terms of total food distributed, the Food Bank ranks in the top 15 nationally among 200 Feeding America food banks and first in North Carolina. Our food distribution programs and child nutrition programs are based on national models.
Simply put, the Food Bank works every day to provide food to people in need while building solutions to end hunger in our communities. The Food Bank began operations in 1980 and now partners with a network of more than 900 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution facilities in Wilmington, Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh and the Sandhills.
In Wilmington, the Food Bank partners with almost 100 agencies in a four county region including New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick and Columbus. All donations made within this region stay local to the Wilmington Branch.
The Food Bank works across the food system to provide access to nutritious food that nourishes families, children, seniors, and individuals. Through partnerships, education, and programs, the Food Bank empowers communities to overcome hunger, creating an environment where all North Carolinians thrive.