Open Hands Food Bank (OHFB) is an official partner of CENC Central Eastern North Carolina Food Bank. OHFB has successfully been operating since April 1, 2010 and was honored as the number 1 partner agency of excellence for 2016.
January 2011 we began distributing TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) to Solomon Towers and to the participants of the Open Hands Food Bank.
In 2015, OHFB was the number 1 distribution partner of CENC Food Bank. As of August 11, 2016 we received and distributed an astounding 1,981,849 pounds of food from the CENC Food Bank, which enabled us to provide 1,668,925 meals to individuals and families in need in our community, which is equivalent cost of $3,289,869.34. This number does not reflect the poundage of fresh vegetables harvested and distributed from our Urban Farm. We also distributed non-food items such as, diapers, hygiene items, clothes, shoes, household items and toys.
We are committed to do more and together, we can make a difference in the community “One Step at a Time”.
Hours of Operation
Every Wednesday and Friday we distribute fresh produce, bread, baked goods and TEFAP products while supplies last. (TEFAP distributed on WEDNESDAYS only).
If you have an emergency need, an appointment can be made by contacting the office or contacting the Directors of the OHFB at (910) 762-5797.