Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Chassidy Cunningham and her team of branch managers had the awesome opportunity to hand deliver the Jeffie’s Choice food donations from our Mid-Year Food Drive to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. As a district, we donated 105 pounds of food which provided 88 meals to families in need in our area.
Today, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 35 years. The Food Bank is a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers. In fiscal year 2014-2015, the Food Bank distributed more than 57.2 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies. Unfortunately, food insecurity remains a problem with more than 630,000 people struggling to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food.