Talking Council session held by Greenville Food Bank

(Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC Greenville branch photo)

KINSTON, Lenoir County - A Talking Council session was held by the Greenville Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC on Thursday.

Below is a full press release on the event. ===== The session was held at the St. Mark Church Ministries in Kinston. Over 100 representatives of the Food Bank CENC's network of community partners were together to learn about The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food Bank CENC's Retail Donation Program, and emergency services being provided by Lutheran Services Carolinas to support persons still in distress from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The network of community partners represents local food pantries, faith-based and nonprofit community service providers which work with the Food Bank CENC to distribute food to thousands of low-income individuals, children, families, and fixed-income senior citizens living in Carteret, Craven, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, and Wilson counties. In these counties, more than 149,000 people live in food-insecure households, almost a third of whom are children.

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