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November Food Drive

Food insecurity is a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. According to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, more than 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life.

Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space is taking steps to help make sure local families have nutritious food on the table during the holiday season. Throughout the month of November, the following parks will hold food drives to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Blue Jay Point County Park
Crowder County Park
Harris Lake County Park
Historic Oak View County Park
Historic Yates Mill County Park
Lake Crabtree County Park
Robertson Millpond Preserve

Not sure what you should give? Check out this list of the Food Bank’s most needed items. Designated drop-off locations will be available at each park. 


About the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
Established in 1980, the Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties for over 35 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.