Established in 1980, the Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties for over 35 years. The Food Bank serves 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 Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. Sadly, food insecurity remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than nearly 605,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life. Among them are thousands of children that shouldn’t have to worry about when they will have their next meal. Through several of our programs, children across our 34-county service area receive nutritious meals after school, on weekends, and during the summer. One of our primary goals is to ensure that children have enough to eat so that they can grow into healthy and productive adults. To reach this goal we need help from the community!