NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks

 

The Food Bank of the Albemarle is a member of the

North Carolina Association of

Feeding America Food Banks.

 

The association was incorporated recently to develop and coordinate statewide efforts among member food banks and to raise awareness about hunger in the state and the role food banks play. Members of the association include all six food banks in the state, plus the Raleigh-based Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. (Click here for a complete list of NC member food banks.)

 

North Carolina’s Feeding America food banks are, by far, the main source of food for the state’s local hunger-relief charities. They provide emergency food assistance for all 100 counties through a network of more than 2,700 partner agencies such as emergency food pantries and soup kitchens. In 2010, they distributed more than 100 million pounds of nutritious food and other grocery products — the equivalent of nearly 83 million meals with a food wholesale value exceeding $159 million.

 

Their mission is simple, though not easy: alleviate hunger in every county in the state. Special emphasis is placed on childhood hunger, and more than 18,500 NC kids are served every week.

Food banks do not just buy food but perform the double service of putting food products to use instead of to waste. The net result is that 95 percent of every dollar is turned into food for the table, and every dollar donated buys the equivalent of at least seven dollars’ worth of food.

 

The Food Effect . . .

is an online network (Click here) designed to educate, involve and unite people in the fight against childhood hunger and the detrimental effect it can have on physical, cognitive and behavioral development. It was launched and sponsored by the North Carolina Pork Council to benefit hungry children in our state through the efforts of the Feeding America food banks in North Carolina.

 

Click here and take just a moment to review some of the acheivements and

progress made through the combined efforts of the NC Pork Council and

the NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks.

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