Many children in the Triangle are food insecure and rely on school lunch programs for meals each day. With the state-wide closure of all public schools for at least two weeks due to COVID-19, The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is seeing an increased demand, and our community needs YOUR help!
With the Food Bank’s buying power, $1 donated equals $10 of food!
Please consider donating HERE.
About The Food Bank:
-The Food Bank is assessing what our agencies and the people we support will need, as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to come. We’re incredibly thankful for the outreach from our community wanting to support these efforts!
-We’ve identified the agencies on the front lines who will be our partners in this, and are working with them to determine the best way to serve our most vulnerable friends and neighbors: senior citizens and children (and their families) who are losing the daily school meals they rely on due to school closures.
-We also know that there will be an impact for people losing wages and business and want to ensure we’re prepared to serve people who may not regularly need Food Bank support. We’re in close touch with the public-school systems in our area, who themselves are working on a plan to keep children fed.
-There are likely opportunities to support and collaborate on those efforts, and we’re working out those details. As we look to shift our inventory and meet the ever-changing need, funds are the resource we need most. They allow us to make purchases in bulk, and shift our operation as needed in the coming days and weeks. The Food Bank is committed to serving those in need, and we’re very thankful for the trust that’s placed in us.