Governor Cooper Volunteers at Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Expresses Gratitude for Their Work During Busy Thanksgiving Season | Beaufort County Now | Today, Governor Roy Cooper volunteered at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
News Release:

    RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper volunteered at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. He thanked staff and volunteers for their work and packed Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) boxes of food for low-income seniors.

    "Thanksgiving is not only a time for family, food and football, it's a time for grateful reflection and service," said Gov. Cooper. "This past year has been difficult for everybody and I'm thankful for groups like the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina who fight food insecurity across our state."

    The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has provided food for people facing hunger in 34 counties in North Carolina for over 40 years. The food bank is an affiliate member of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger relief charity and it has more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and programs for children and adults through distribution facilities in the state.

    "We're so thankful to be part of this incredible community that, despite a sustained increase in need and supply chain challenges, has supported the Food Bank in distributing record amounts of food over the last year," said Peter Werbicki, president and CEO of the Food Bank. "Consistent donations allow us to remain nimble and innovative in building solutions to end hunger, and as the holiday season approaches, we're thankful to work with so many dedicated partners to nourish people."

    North Carolinians of all ages experience food insecurity in communities across the state. In October, 12% of North Carolina adults lived in households where there was sometimes or often not enough to eat and 51% of North Carolina adults lived in households where children had received food assistance in recent weeks. Last week, Governor Cooper signed the state budget into law, which allocates more than $75 million to combat food insecurity, including $40 million for North Carolina food banks.


    Contact: Jordan Monaghan

    Phone: (919) 814-2100  •  Email: govpress@nc.gov
Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Bloodless Warfare: Politics

On Thursday, January 20, the Republican National Committee (RNC) will host a roundtable event in Greensboro discussing one year under the Biden administration.
Governor Roy Cooper is urging people across North Carolina to prepare for a significant incoming winter storm and has signed a state of emergency in advance of the storm’s arrival.
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed January as Blood Donation Month in North Carolina, encouraging people who are healthy and eligible to sign up to donate blood during the severe blood shortage.
The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022.
Our next meeting is Thursday January 20 at King Chicken Restaurant beginning at 6:00 PM.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Kody Kinsley visited and toured a COVID-19 vaccine and testing site hosted by Kinston Teens, a youth-led nonprofit organization, and the City of Kinston.
Quinnipiac University released a new poll that is once again terrible for Joe Biden and the Democrats.
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) in 2021 had historic victories in a number of liberal strongholds.

HbAD1

Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling on Biden’s authoritarian vaccine mandate
McCrory’s Own Campaign Announces that the HMS McCrory Keeps Sinking Lower…and Lower…and Lower and then the John Locke Foundation Reconfirms that Republican Voters are Abandoning the Sinking McCrory
Governor Roy Cooper visited the GoRaleigh Operations Facility today to tour electric and compressed natural gas bus operations.
A recent statewide survey in North Carolina of 800 Republican primary voters found that former Gov. Pat McCrory is maintaining a strong lead over all Republican primary opponents.
Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement on new data showing that consumer prices are rising at the fastest pace in nearly 40 years
As Joe Biden’s signature “ Build Back Broke” bill collects dust in the Senate, far-left Democrats are pivoting in a desperate ploy to pass “ literally anything” by attempting to eliminate the filibuster.
Today, Governor Stacey Abrams (as she still thinks of herself) shocked the political world when she snubbed the President and Vice President at an event in Georgia that was seemingly planned just for her.
Our nation celebrated Law Enforcement Appreciation Day yesterday. While leaders across North Carolina celebrated the sacrifice and service of our men and women in law enforcement, Democrat Senate candidate Cheri Beasley unsurprisingly stayed silent.
Order establishes new emissions reduction goals and directs the state to identify pathways to achieve carbon neutrality, prioritize environmental justice, and develop clean energy transportation options

HbAD2

Joe Biden closed out 2021 with the worst jobs report of his presidency so far.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced a nomination and appointments to North Carolina boards and commissions.
Last year, when Democrats passed their so-called coronavirus relief bill, they (wrongly) claimed the trillions in wasteful spending was necessary to help schools reopen safely for in-person learning.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 245 to strengthen the state’s ongoing fight against COVID-19 with more health care workers and flexibility for care facilities, as well as easier access to vaccines, tests and treatments.
As Senate Democrats continue their crusade against the legislative process, Senate hopeful Cheri Beasley is falling in lock-step with Chuck Schumer to radically change the Senate’s rules.
It's a new year, but that hasn't stopped a chorus of Democrats (at the behest of powerful teachers' union bosses) from attempting to again force lockdowns on America's students.
Governor Roy Cooper is again encouraging high school students in North Carolina to explore careers in cybersecurity by participating in CyberStart America, a free online cybersecurity competition sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and SANS Institute.
It may be a new year, but Democrats are playing the same game. Donors from blue states like California, Massachusetts and New York are boosting Cheri Beasley in the hopes of buying North Carolina’s senate seat.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top