Food Bank of the Albemarle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating hunger in our region.
The Mission of the Food Bank is to fight hunger and poverty in our 15-county service area in northeast North Carolina. We are a regional clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and grocery items to 145 non-profit and faith-based organizations for their food programs, and to eligible individuals for their food needs.
Food Bank of the Albemarle Is committed to a hunger-free community, working each day with retail donors, farmers, private donors, hunger relief partners and volunteers towards this goal.
In addition, we are striving to meet our “Bold Goal” of 10.7 million meals annually by 2025 to close the meal gap. We recognize that we cannot go from our current distribution of 4.9 million meals to 10.7 million overnight, we have a thoughtful and reasonable plan that will grow our capacity every year through 2025. Our Meal Gap goal for 2016/2017 will be to increase our effort by an additional 712,000 meals.
Our Core Values
- STEWARDSHIP: We will be good stewards of all of the resources.
- URGENCY: We will operate with an acute sense of responsiveness to serve the needs of the hungry in our region.
- COLLABORATION: To pursue all working relationships that will support the Food Bank of the Albemarle’s mission.
- COMPASSION: We will be sensitive to the needs of the hungry in our region.
- EXCELLENCE: We are committed to improving our performance every day.
- ETHICAL: We will be transparent in our actions.
- DIVERSITY: We will be inclusive of all groups of people.
Our Commitment to Inclusion
The Food Bank of the Albemarle ensures that there is never discrimination in program design, hiring or implementation based of any physical, religious or unique characteristics or limitations of an individual or group. Furthermore, we ensure our partner agencies in the Hunger Relief Network serving northeast North Carolina receive non-discrimination training. When someone receives food through a program sponsored by the Food Bank of the Albemarle or a Hunger Relief Partner, they will not face discrimination.
If you feel you have been discriminated against, please use THIS FORM to file your complaint.
Instructions for filing your complaint can be found on the USDA Discrimination Complaint Filing webpage.
The Food Bank of the Albemarle and its Hunger Relief Partners adhere to USDA’s Non-Discrimination Statement found below:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orienta-tion, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your com-pleted form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
[Agencies will not engage] in discrimination in the provision of service against any person based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.