This category is comprised of food banks and food distribution centers. Food Banks empower communities through education, workforce development, and hunger relief. Larger food bank organizations have a broader, often national, fundraising footprint. Smaller organizations draw on the local or regional community for their support.
Food banks reacted quickly during the pandemic and supporters responded generously to the immense need, powering a 385% growth in online revenue.
In the first two months of the pandemic, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina received donations from nearly 14,000 new donors with online giving making up almost 80% new donor revenue.