Food Bank of CENC

Activate Good Board Member Bill Halvorsen holds up a heart-shaped potato while working a volunteer shift at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Raleigh, NC on May 27, 2020. A new study from Feeding America projects that 1 in 5 people in the Food Bank’s service area may face hunger this year.
A volunteer inspects a potato at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Raleigh, NC on May 27, 2020. The Food Bank relies on volunteers throughout the year, and even more so in times of crisis.
A volunteer bags potatoes at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Raleigh, NC on May 27, 2020. The Food Bank has implemented precautions to protect its vounteers from Covid-19, including “limiting volunteering to ages 18-60 at this time, to best protect vulnerable populations.”
Volunteers pick through the last few potatoes at the bottom of a massive box at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina in Raleigh, NC on May 27, 2020. According to the Covid-19 crisis response page of the Food Bank website, “Even with a 38% increase in need, and despite food supply chain challenges unlike any we’ve seen in the Food Bank’s 40 year history, we’ve been able to distribute a record amount of food to the community.”
A volunteer twists closed a bag of sorted potatoes at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Raleigh, NC on May 27, 2020. The Food Bank works across the food system from farms to retail to food drives to government agencies to source produce and food staples for the community.
A pair of volunteers look for flaws that could relegate a potato to the trash bin at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Raleigh, NC on May 27, 2020. The donated potatoes may be excess product, or they may be gleaned from fields after the main harvest is completed.

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Photo Credit: Bisi Cameron Yee and Activate Good’s ‘Look for the Helpers’ Photojournalism Project (See the entire collection at ActivateGood.org/Helpers)

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