Empty Bowls of the Albemarle is an annual fundraising event held at Arts of the Albemarle in beautiful, downtown Elizabeth City. Sponsored by the Food Bank of the Albemarle, Empty Bowls is designed to create a greater awareness about hunger in northeastern North Carolina.
North Carolina continues to have one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the nation, especially among our children. For this reason, the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association, in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks, host the annual NC Legal Feeding Frenzy in March. Legal professionals from across the state are invited to participate in this fun food drive competition.
2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017, this event is the largest one-day food drive in America. Help your mail carriers #StampOuHunger by leaving a bag of non-perishable food items in a bag by your mailbox, and your letter carrier will pick it up!
Established in 1995, Dine Out to Help Out was created in response to the Food Bank’s need to continue providing healthy, nutritious food to families facing food insecurity in northeast North Carolina. The event has been incredibly popular with participating restaurants and patrons. Each participating restaurant agrees to donate 10% of the day’s proceeds to the Food Bank of the Albemarle.
September is Hunger Action Month. Hunger exists in every county in the U.S., affecting 48 million Americans
including 15 million children. In northeast North Carolina, we have approximately 60,000 people facing food insecurity. Food Bank of the Albemarle believes that hunger IS solvable and we’re leading the charge to end it and ask everyone to take action to fight hunger in our community, all month long.
This event has been part of the Elizabeth City community for more than 30 years, and Food Bank of the Albemarle will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Walk for Hunger in 2017. Held the second weekend in October, the event entails a 4.1 K walk through the Riverside area of Elizabeth City.