News Logo

Food News

Food Bank Of Central And Eastern NC Got A Refrigerated Truck As A Donation

Refrigerated food trucks have been donated to nearly 10 food banks this year to serve nutritious meals to needy people. 

December 13, 2023

Along with the 10 food banks across 18 states, the food bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina also received a refrigerated food truck this holiday season. 

Feeding America Partner Darden restaurants are donating the trucks to its member food banks to enable the food banks to fight hunger in communities. Each truck is 26 feet and can transport around 12000 pounds of food at one time.

Food banks can use such tools as trucks to connect more people and provide them with much-needed meals. 

Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said, “These trucks will expand our food banks’ ability to deliver food where it’s needed most”. 

One common purpose of everyone at Darden Restaurants is to nourish and delight everyone and extend our service beyond our restaurants into our communities. 

Some of the food banks that received food trucks this year include Feeding South Florida, Houston Food Bank, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger, Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc., and Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

It’s been 13 years since the company and its foundation have partnered with Feeding America. Darden and its partners have donated 35 trucks along with money for operating expenses to around 35 food banks across the country since January 2021.

Article Sources

Arrow Down Sign

The content provided in this article draws inspiration and includes quotes from various reputable sources, including news articles, government data, and interviews. Affordable Housing 411 strives to ensure accuracy and credibility, but the information presented may be based on some external sources. We encourage readers to refer to the referenced materials for more in-depth insights and verification.


ABC 11. “Refrigerated truck donated to Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC during ABC11 Together Food Drive”. ABC 11, December 7, 2023, 

Refrigerated truck donated to Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina during ABC11 Together Food Drive – ABC11 Raleigh-Durham

Last Updated: September 20, 2021