About The Food Bank

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina (SHFB) is a program of Action Pathways. Action Pathways is a private, non-profit corporation duly Incorporated under the laws of the State of North Carolina for the express purpose of "improving the education and economic opportunities, living environment and general welfare of the people" It is a recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Food Bank was established in 1982. We became a certified nonprofit regional food bank of "Feeding America" in 1994. We are a member of "The North Carolina Association of Feeding America Members." SHFB is one of seven certified affiliates of Feeding America located in North Carolina covering all 100 counties.

The Food Bank's primary service area includes Bladen, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson, and Sampson counties. The Food Bank provides nutritious food to those at risk of hunger through a network of over 200 non-profit members. There are over 150,000 individuals or 18% at risk of hunger within the 7 counties our partner agencies call home

In 2013, the Food Bank distributed 8 million pounds of food, enough for an estimated 6.6 million meals to those at risk of hunger. The distribution through our network of member agencies was essential to the over 90,000 households and more than 200,000 individuals given access to food resources unable to receive or find elsewhere