N.C. Food Banks Accepting Farm Donations to Combat COVID-19

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Feeding the Carolinas and member Feeding America food banks in North Carolina are grateful for the ways in which the community is coming together like never before to ensure every individual and family has the resources needed to supply their basic needs.

As the primary source of food for thousands of food assistance programs (pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and meal programs for children and older adults), Feeding the Carolinas has seen a significant increase in the need for food assistance, amounting to an average 60% increase in demand.

The emergency food system is a critical component of our nation’s food supply. During this time of unprecedented uncertainty and change, food pantries are staying open and shifting their operations to continue the mission of nourishing their communities while keeping communities safe.

Donate Food from the Farm – Food banks, as well as many local food pantries and other emergency food providers, are accepting all forms of shelf-stable food in addition to fresh produce from local farms. If you are donating fresh produce, consider donating directly to a food pantry.

  • For truckload quantities. Contact Feeding the Carolinas Farm to Food Bank Director Cindy Stapleton at cstapleton@feedingthecarolinas.org or 419-308-9196. Cindy will work with you to direct the load.
  • For LTL and smaller quantities of produce. Locate the Feeding the Carolinas Food Bank serving your community. To donate to a local direct food provider within your own community, select the “Find Food ”option in the information box for your Food Bank. This link will show you the closest direct food provider (food pantry, community kitchen, shelter). Contact the food bank or food pantry to coordinate drop-off. Please be sure to remember appropriate social distancing while delivering food.

Financial donations to Feeding the Carolinas or to individual food banks may be made here: https://feedingthecarolinas.org/covid19.

This is a copy of a message from Feeding the Carolinas on April 15, 2020.