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The Wilmington Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 4 counties in southeastern North Carolina including Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender. In these counties, more than 70,000 people live in food insecure households, almost a third of whom are children.

Last year we distributed more than 9 million pounds of food (a branch record!) to our network of 87 partner agencies in the local community. Our volunteers at the branch served 15,587 hours, the equivalent to more than 7 full-time employees. To learn more, view our Wilmington Branch Profile.

For every dollar donated, we can provide 5 meals to the Wilmington community! Get involved today by making a donation, signing up to volunteer, or hosting a food drive!


Special thanks to Building A Better Wilmington of UNCW for producing this wonderful video about how we feed people in need in eastern NC!


ON THE BLOG

Tileston Outreach Food Pantry

In the News: ‘Unfortunate’ record year During the 2015-16 fiscal year, the Wilmington team distributed 7.6 million pounds of food – a branch record! At most organizations, a record-breaking year is purely a good thing. But as our staff told the Wilmington Star News, in the Food Bank world, it’s a bittersweet feeling.

 

WILMINGTON BRANCH INFO

Photo of Wilmington Warehouse

Located at: 1314 Marstellar Street Wilmington, NC 28401
Click here for directions

Phone: 910-251-1465   |   Fax: 910-251-3591

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Food Drive Drop Off: Tuesdays–Fridays, 2-4pm is best 
See Annual Closing Schedule


NEWS & UPDATES

"Hunger Matters" Newsletter
Our quarterly newsletter features a note from the desk of President/CEO Peter Werbicki, true stories of our mission at work, donor spotlights, previews of upcoming events, program updates from Food Bank Staff, and more!

Become a Social Media Ambassador #ILM
We’re recruiting for our Social Media Ambassadors program at our Wilmington Branch! We invite social media professionals, technology enthusiasts & networked individuals to "use their social media powers for good" and join the Food Bank as Social Media Ambassadors! Learn more and sign up: www.foodbankcenc.org/SMA

New Branch Fact Card and Profile
Learn more about our Wilmington Branch, our partner agencies, and the need in the area by viewing our new Wilmington Fact Card and Wilmington Branch Profile.


EVENTS & FOOD DRIVES

View our Facebook Events Page to see local companies and organizations that are holding fundraising events for Food Bank CENC.

Lowes Foods Friends Feeding Friends
October 30th, 2019 - January 7th, 2020 
Lowes Foods Friends Feeding Friends program is one of the largest food drives in the Carolinas and has provided more than 16 million meals to date. You can purchase pre-packaged donation bags of non-perishable Lowes Foods items, donate non-perishable food items to their in-store donation bins, or provide cash donations at the register.  Visit a Lowes Foods or Just Save Foods store today!



PHOTOS

 

WILMINGTON BRANCH CONTACTS

 

Beth Gaglione, Branch Director
Greg Casaletto, Operations Supervisor
Michael Johnson, Shopping & Product Coordinator
Emily Kraft, Benefits Outreach Manager
Erin Courtney, Outreach Coordinator
Kathleen Hoolihan, Volunteer Coordinator
Michael Whittemore, Manager of Food Purchase Programs

 

1314 Marstellar Street Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-1465
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


RESOURCES

Click the images below to view and print our Branch Profile, Fact Card, and Food Drive Sign:

                            Wilmington Branch Profile    2018-2019 Fact Cards_FINAL_revised10.1615 - web.jpg     Wilmington Food Drive Sign


 

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS!

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Scheduled Closings

All branch locations will close at noon on these days (5th Fridays):

August 30, 2019
January 31, 2020
May 29, 2020


All branch locations will be closed on these holidays:

September 2, 2019 Labor Day Weekend
October 28-29, 2019 Fall Staff Training
November 28-30, 2019 Thanksgiving
December 24-25, 2019 Christmas
January 1, 2020 New Years
January 20, 2020 MLK Day
April 10-11, 2020 Good Friday
May 25, 2020 Memorial Day


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