So there was a glitch on the Food Banks website, and they didn’t get a fact posted every day last week, and then I was in Florida for the weekend, so I didn’t get a chance to post anything. I apologize. So, I am just going to dive into all of the past weeks facts and share with you!
The Food Bank rescued over 13 millions lbs of retail food last year items close to code or dented cans.
We’re not just all about cans! Over 1/2 of the food we provide is perishable: fresh produce, meat & dairy.
40% of Food Bank clients have to choose between food and paying for utilities or heating fuel.
The Food Bank’s Kids Meals & More Program include: Kids Cafe, Weekend Power Pack, Kids Summer Meals.
During 2011-2012, the Food Bank’s Weekend Power Pack Program provided 58,822 backpacks to children on the weekend
In the summer of 2012, the Food Bank’s Kids Summer Meals program provided more than 120,000 meals to children.
I just can’t believe how many people the Food Bank helps in our community. I am just in absolute awe of this organization, and the people who work there. It makes me so happy just to be a part of it, to be able to share and spread the word about hunger in our community, hunger in America, and the Food Bank CENC. I wish I had enough words to explain this to you, but really all I can say is AMAZING. Keep checking back until the end of the month, for the rest of the facts about the Food Bank, then continue visiting with me in October when I take the FNS challenge, and live off of $4.15 worth of food a day.
Here are the rest of the facts from September!
30 Facts in 30 Days Revisited
For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can distribute $10 worth of food or 5 meals
The Food Bank is a first-responder in the time of a natural disaster.
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!
The Wilmington branch is celebrating their 10th anniversary this fiscal year!
Currently, 900 partner agencies receive food from the Food Bank
In the 2011-2012 fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 11.7 million pounds of fresh produce.
Four Food Bank branches, Durham, New Bern, Sandhills, Wilmington, had record distribution in 2011-2012.
97 cents of every dollar donated to the Food Bank goes directly to food and food related programs.
In 2011, volunteers logged 157,000 hours, equivalent to 70+ full time employees.
In 2011-2012, the Food Bank distributed a record 45 million pounds of food.
The Food Bank’s 19,000 square mile service territory is roughly the size of Switzerland!
There are for than 560,000 individuals at risk for hunger in the Food Bank’s 34-county service area.
34% (over 190,000) of those at risk for hunger in the Food Bank’s service area are children.
The Food Bank’s program, Three Squares for CENC, helps individuals apply for Food Stamp benefits.
30% of Food Bank client households have at least one working adult.