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Food Bank Update

All 6 Food Bank Branches have re-opened and are distirbuting food and supplies to those impacted by Florence.



Find Help

We are responding to the need in our communities following Hurricane Florence directly, and by coordinating with local Partner Agencies across our service area. The agencies on this list represent our primary disaster relief sites – however their availability will depend on the effects of Hurricane Florence in their region. There is also information on authorized emergency shelters, disaster unemployoment assistance, FNS/SNAP benefits, and free legal assistance.




How You Can Help

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the Food Bank continues to respond to immediate needs across our service area. People are still displaced throughout our 34 counties, and numerous areas are still dealing with effects of downed trees and flooding. Food, water, and supplies are stocked and being distributed to the communities in urgent need - for as long as it is needed. Food Bank CENC is here for the long haul, thanks to you. Your generosity helps the Food Bank provide emergency and increased assistance to our partner agencies, and to those who have lost so much

The most needed items for disaster relief are:
 · High-protein canned meals with pop-top cans (ravioli, soups, spaghetti)
 · Paper goods and products (paper towels/plates/cups/napkins, plastic utensils)
 · Diapers
 · Hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand sanitizer, etc.)
 · Single serving meals that do not require refrigeration or cooking/meals ready to eat
 · Single serving snacks such as raisins & granola bars
 · Peanut Butter
 · Cleaning supplies and disinfectant wipes 

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Your support throughout disaster relief efforts provides essential meals for our hungry neighbors. Together, we can help people in their greatest time of need.  Once disaster relief and recovery needs have been met, any remaining funds and food will be used to support our ongoing hunger-relief efforts.



DONATE

VOLUNTEER

HOST A FOOD DRIVE

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

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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
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 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019 
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 donate non-perishable food items to their in-store donation bins or provide cash donations at the register.  Visit a Lowes Food or Just Save Foods store today!

Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive and Round up Campaign 
Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 
Join us for Harris Teeter's annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Round up Campaign. Look for details at your local Harris Teeter to donate food or funds at the register!

 



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WILMINGTON BRANCH CONTACTS

 

Beth Gaglione, Branch Director
Michael Johnson, Shopping & Product Coordinator
Emily Kraft, Food & Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator
Erin O'Donnell, Outreach Coordinator
Michael Whittemore, Operations Supervisor

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    2017-2018 Fact Cards_Wilmington     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 31, 2018
November 30, 2018
March 29, 2019
May 31, 2019


All branch locations will be closed on these holidays:

September 1-3, 2018 Labor Day 
November 21, 2018 (closing at noon)
November 22-25, 2018 (closed full day)
Thanksgiving
December 22-25, 2018 Christmas
December 29, 2018 - January 1, 2019 New Year's
January 21, 2019 MLK Day
April 19, 2019 Good Friday
May 27, 2019 Memorial Day
July 4, 2019 Independence Day


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