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Mission & Goals Mission No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina. Goals & Strategies, Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Nourish People Receive, sort, and distribute 70 million pounds of nutritious food—59 million meals—to people in need through a network of more than 800 partner agencies and direct distributions; Serve 13,000 children with over 1 million wholesome meals through our Kids Meals & More child nutrition programs; Provide 3,900 older Americans with food every month through our targeted senior nutrition program. Build Nutrition Encourage healthy food choices by distributing 26 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables; Ensure at least 62% of the food we distribute is Foods to Encourage (F2E), such as produce, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean protein and foods with less salt, sugar and fat; Launch our Raleigh Demonstration Garden, which will showcase multiple methods of low-cost gardening for our partner agencies to replicate in their communities, and provide fresh produce to support local families. Build Solutions Serve 5,000 individuals through direct services, including healthy cooking demonstrations in our Raleigh teaching kitchen and nutrition education outreach; Generate 1 million meals for food insecure families through our Three Squares for CENC benefits outreach program, and develop 2 healthcare partnership programs; Protect federal nutrition programs by educating and engaging the community to bring attention to hunger issues; Enhance our community’s culture of philanthropy, community involvement, and giving back and increase awareness of hunger through a strong volunteer engagement program contributing 250,000 hours of service. Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Key Results The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is pleased to report the following results of the 2016-2017 fiscal year organizational goals: We exceeded the goal of the So All May Eat capital campaign goal in February of 2017. 70 million pounds of food and other essential items were distributed by year end (+5.6 million pounds). Our retail delivery pounds significantly increased by 2.1 million pounds, and our five branches had record distribution numbers. 23.3 million pounds (37% of total) fresh produce distributed by year end. We launched the Department of Community Health & Engagement in the fall of 2016. We opened a new Raleigh Distribution Center, and expanded IT infrastructure across the entire organization. 198,254 meals were provided through our Kids Summer Meals Program 2017. Hot meals catering was a big success and plans are underway to develop further partnerships for next year. Through targeted development activities, we expanded our partner agency capacity in the areas of volunteer retention, succession planning, and fundraising. The Commodity Supplemental Food Program was implemented in 9 counties, serving 2,448 senior households.