Did you know that more than 636,920 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life? Even in Wake County, there are food deserts, where children and adults do not have access to nutritious fruits and vegetables?
CAPCommunity Foundation Family Day at the NC Food Bank brought families together to sort and pack meals to families who would not otherwise have healthy food.
CAPCommunity Foundation Volunteer Coordinator Trae Cole comments, "Kids got to learn about what the food bank did, how the food is distributed to eastern NC, and how important it is for healthy food to be donated from farms. It was a bit messy, but in the end we packed over 5,000 meals worth of food this past Saturday."
For 2016-2017, the NC Food Bank has several goals:
- Obtain and distribute between 63-64 million pounds of vital food and non-food essentials in our 34 county service area to over 800 emergency and non-emergency non-profits. Ensure compliance of Feeding America regulatory audit.
- Expand Agency capacity best practice initiatives
- Introduce the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Commodity Supplemental Food Program
- Fight hunger and promote healthy eating habits by increasing our focus on nutrition.
- Raise $9.6 million dollars in annual revenue which will enable us to maintain and expand our services.
For more information on the NC Food Bank, visit http://www.foodbankcenc.org.
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