Mission & Goals


No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina.


Goals & Strategies, Fiscal Year 2018-2019


  • Distribute and additional 11 million meals, a 20% increase over last fiscal year
    • Mid-year update: Ahead of last year’s food distribution by more than 5 million meals
  • Expand benefits outreach and targeted programs
    • Mid-year update: Have provided 400,000 meals through benefits outreach with 554 applications for benefits completed in support of people in need
  • Build agency network and infrastructure to support growth
    • Mid-year update: Developed Agency Optimization Workgroup, which has identified key focus areas

Outcome: Greater access to nutritious food


  • Create client-centered nutrition programs
    • Mid-year update: Key positions have now been filled to create robust nutrition education and programs 
  • Develop healthcare and institutional partnerships 
    • Mid-year update: Four healthcare partnerships are operational and supporting people with access to healthy food on a daily basis
  • Establish multi-tiered service partners
    • Mid-year update: Creation of a toolkit mapping service partners and food systems is underway
  • Focus on economic mobility and workforce development
    • Mid-year update: Working to build new partnerships across service area and define economic mobility program goals. 

Outcome: Healthier, food-secure communities


  • Improve branch infrastructure
    • Mid-year update: A committee has been formed to study the feasibility and needs of the Wilmington community, with a focus of a new, larger facility
  • Implement IT updates and efficiency initiatives
    • Mid-year update: Two system updates are in the process of being implemented, and one has been completed
  • Execute developed and approved revenue strategies
    • Mid-year update: Currently on track to meet annual revenue goal

Outcome: The Food Bank will be prepared to achieve the set strategic vision


  • Expand public and advocacy capacity
    • Mid-year update: Research and surveys on expansion of public policy and advocacy priorities complete, playbook of best practices in progress
  • Refresh the Food Bank brand to reflect the organizational vision
    • Mid-year update: On track to present brand refresh recommendations by end of fiscal year
  • Establish goals and benchmarks for serving the community
    • Mid-year update: Internal committee to focus on customer service is being established. First priority will be to define goals and measurements of success. 

Outcome: Increase public passion to end hunger


Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Key Results

  • Distributed 68.3 million pounds of food (nearly 58 million meals) to working families, individuals, children, and seniors in our 34-county service area  
    • Nourished 16,377 children, providing more than 1 million meals to children in need  
    • Implemented the Commodities Supplemental Food Program in 16 counties, providing more than 1 million meals to seniors
  • Focused on providing the healthiest food possible, with nearly 60% of our distribution being perishable items like fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and dairy
  • Increased partnerships with nutrition and healthcare organizations, and state programs, to reach more people in need
  • Exceeded the Food Bank revenue goal, leveraging $10.23 million to help ensure no one goes hungry 


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    • Mid-year update: Four healthcare partnerships are operational and supporting people with access to healthy food on a daily basis