I Want to Help

How to help your North Carolina Food Bank

The need for food in North Carolina has never been higher. The demand on North Carolina’s food banks has been steadily growing. Support for our food banks keeps growing but it is not keeping up with the need. You can make a real difference in the life of a hungry neighbor.



Every dollar donated to a North Carolina food bank can provide nearly five dollars’ worth of food to hungry neighbors in your area. Money improves our buying power, allows us to buy fresh food and provides the transportation and fuel to distribute food all over North Carolina.

You can donate to the state association or your local food bank.



Food Donations to North Carolina Food BanksYou can fight hunger by donating food directly to your food bank. Every bag of groceries matters. You can donate food from your business or fresh produce or fruit from your fields. North Carolina’s food banks always welcome donations of non-perishable food items such as:

  • Canned Meals: Stews, Soups, Tuna, Ravioli, Lasagna, etc. (Pop-top cans a plus!)
  • Peanut Butter, Canned Vegetables
  • Grains: Cereal, Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
  • Fruits: Fruit cups, Dried Fruit, Applesauce, 100% Juice and Juice Boxes
  • Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans

Find your local North Carolina food bank.



Volunteer at your North Carolina Food BankNorth Carolina food banks rely on a network of committed volunteers. They are essential to the efficiency and effectiveness for which we are known.

Want to spend time with your family and friends while making a difference in your community?

Want to build team spirit and share a meaningful experience with your co-workers?

Want an opportunity for your church or service club?

 North Carolina’s food banks offer a wide variety of activities and opportunities working with staff and other volunteers.

Contact your local food bank to see what’s right for you.