Special Events & Food Drives

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Special Events

Hops Against Hunger
October 1st - October 31st, 2019
For the entire month of October, we are asking breweries, bottle shops and cideries to come together to raise money to support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to help make sure No One Goes Hungry!  Check out these breweries, bottle shops, and cideries for their October Hops Against Hunger Promotions.

2019 Chef's Feast at Pine Needles Resort 
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019  |  6 PM - 8:30 PM  |  Pine Needles Resort, Southern Pines
Our Chef’s Feast event will feature an upscale food and wine tasting event and showcase chefs from the Pine Needles Resort and local restaurants presenting their signature dishes along with an array of desserts. We will have live and silent auction items to bid on as well as a jazz band for your enjoyment.

2019 Chef's Feast at Wrightsville Manor & Gardens
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019  |  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM  |  Wrightsville Manor & Gardens, Wilmington
This annual food tasting, with a seated main and final course, benefits the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington and features some of Wilmington’s most renowned chefs. This year’s event will feature chefs who supported the World Central Kitchen post-Hurricane Florence which fed thousands of hot meals to people who had nowhere else to turn. Beyond delicious food, guests are able to participate in a live auction, listen to live music by the Folkstone String Band, and enjoy the beautiful grounds of Wrightsville Manor. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please reach out to Beth Gaglione by email at bgaglione@foodbankcenc.org. Buy Tickets

Medicare Part D Prescription Assistance Day
Friday, November 8, 2019  |  9 AM – 3 PM  |  Craven Community College Business & Information Technology Building, Rooms 106, 107, 108
Volunteers will be on hand to assist Craven County Medicare beneficiaries who want to find the most affordable plan. Make an appointment by calling the Food Bank at 910-973-6129. Please bring prescription drug information and Medicare card to your appointment.  


Community Events & Food Drives

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

Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day at the NC State Fair
Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Bring 6 cans of Food Lion brand food to the N.C. State Fair on Thursday, October 24, and exchange them at any gate for 1 free admission ticket. Learn More

Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Round up Campaign
October 30th – December 31st, 2019
Join us for Harris Teeter's annual Harvest Feast Round up Campaign. Look for details at your local Harris Teeter to donate funds at the register!

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!

Ongoing Promotions

The Food Bank is an official participant of AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Food Bank. For more info, please visit: https://smile.amazon.com


Triangle Food Guy
Planning your next employee luncheon in the triangle? We are pleased to partner with Triangle Food Guy - a local company that offers worry-free corporate catering. A portion of all proceeds are donated to the Food Bank. Learn more: www.trianglefoodguy.com.


The Great American Milk Drive
That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing from the homes of many folks in our service area that are food insecure. In partnership with Feeding America, The Great American Milk Drive makes it easy to give a gallon of nutrient-rich milk to the Food Bank with just a click of your mouse! Your monetary donation will be sent to us in the form of milk coupons that we will then use to provide milk to local families in need. Learn more and donate: https://milklife.com/give


Move For Hunger
The Food Bank is delighted to partner with Move For Hunger - an organization that offers to pickup unwanted, non-perishable food items during the moving process and deliver them to local food banks. Simply use one of the moving partners in our area and they will provide a box for food items. You can pack it or use their professional moving staff. Move For Hunger will make arrangements for the items to be delivered to our locations. Read more about Move For Hunger or find a local mover who gives back.








Chipotle Fundraiser