Here is the fact of the day about the Food Bank and their mission to fight hunger!
The Food Bank warehouses are in Raleigh, Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Wilmington, and Southern Pines.
Now here’s a little bit of information about each branch!
708 Gilbert Street
Durham, NC 27701
In April, 2012, the Durham branch reached an amazing milestone. It supplied the community with 50 million pounds of food! Read more about this amazing milestone here: http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/DocServer/PR_04.17.12_DUR.pdf?docID=3661
497 West Ninth Street
Greenville, NC 27834
The Food Bank at Greenville operates two trucks that traveled over 53,000 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 23,000 hours of their time last year: equivalent to approximately 10 full-time employees. (Food Bank CENC) Read more about the Greenville branch, and the counties they serve here: http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=branch_greenville
205 South Glenburnie Road
New Bern, NC 28560
The New Bern branch serves five counties; Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico. In those five counties, 44,889 individuals are at risk of hunger: 20,229 are children, 3,792 are 65 years and older. (Food Bank, CENC) You can do more, click here, and see how you can help the New Bern branch. http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=branch_NewBern
3808 Tarheel Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
This branch serves 13 counties; Duplin, Franklin, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Nash, Sampson, Wake, Warren, and Wayne. In 2011, over 18.6 million pounds of food was distributed to 279 agencies in those counties. The Food Bank at Raleigh operates 16 trucks that traveled over 495,100 miles last year. Volunteers donated over 73,138 hours of their time last year: equivalent to over 35 full-time employees (Food Bank CENC). In these counties, there are over 233,694 individuals are at risk of hunger; 79,990 are children and over 11% are 65 years and over. Do your part to help, and donate to your counties food bank today by clicking here: http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=donate
195 Sandy Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387
In 2012, the Sandhills branch reached a milestone as well, and is celebrating 30 years of service to the community. The Sandhills branch serves Lee, Moore, Richmond and Scotland counties. Click here to view the amazing celebration photos from the Food Banks anniversary: http://www.flickr.com/photos/foodbankcenc/sets/72157629577131764/
1314 Marstellar Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
In June, 2012 the Wilmington branch reached their very own milestone, and broke the 5 million pound record. Click here to read more about this amazing milestone: http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/DocServer/PR_06.13.12_ILM.pdf?docID=3981
The Wilmington branch serves Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties, distributing food to over 61,000 individuals who are at risk of hunger; over 18,000 are children and 12% are 65 years and over.
Now what can you do today to help? View the 30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar from the Food Bank, and do your part each day this month to help. I am!
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The Food Bank provided nearly 840,000 lbs of disaster relief product after hurricane Irene last year!
The Food Bank serves 34 counties in central & eastern North Carolina through six warehouses!