Forty years ago this fall, the founders of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina came together to make sure that people in our part of the state would never go hungry. Today, that commitment is stronger than ever. Through this podcast you'll meet our leaders, our staff, our volunteers, who share the same vision: to help people when they need it, and to work to ensure that they don’t.
Reflecting on 40 Years
In a special bonus, we're looking back on our history of nourishing people, building solutions, and empowering communities. The Food Bank also posthumously honors Reverend Lex Mathews, who helped secure funding and support to open the organization, with...
Episode 6 - Empowering Communities
In the final episode of Path to Ending Hunger our guests are Milagros Guzman, Outreach Coordinator, and Jessica Slider Whichard, Director of Communications, both with the Food Bank. They talk about how the Food Bank is reaching underserved communities...
Episode 5 - Getting to the Root Causes of Hunger
What will it take to end hunger? In episode 5 of Path to Ending Hunger, we outline just a few of the solutions we have worked to develop alongside fellow community partners to address the root causes of hunger. Guests: Gideon Adams, Vice President of...
Episode 4 - Partnership Power
The Food Bank’s Partner Agencies are on the front lines of food distribution, ensuring essential food and other supplies reach our friends and neighbors. In this episode, we spotlight the partners who nourish people every day and go above and beyond to...
Episode 3 - The Farmer and the Food Bank
The Food Bank distributes millions of pounds of food each year, a majority of which includes perishable items like produce, meat, and dairy. Guest Carter Crain, Director of Food Partnerships for the Food Bank and Bill Hering of Hering Farms in Faison,...
Episode 2 - In Times of Disaster
Disaster relief has become a large part of the Food Bank’s work, especially in the last five years. This episode highlights the coordination and collaboration needed to provide food and non-food essentials during times of crisis. Guests: Caroline...
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