WILMINGTON, NC – The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina announced that Mike Whittemore has been named to as Operations Supervisor/Marketing & Purchasing Administrator for the Wilmington branch. The Operations Supervisor position was previously held by Dennis Connor, who recently retired after spending 30 years in food banking. The two worked hand in hand to steadily increase distribution to a record 5.5 million pounds in fiscal year 2011-12.
Whittemore joined the Food Bank as a Warehouse Assistant/Driver in March 2004. His previous position familiarized him with the day-to-day warehouse happenings ranging from documentation to incoming and outgoing product. As the Operations Supervisor, Whittemore will be responsible for all aspects of warehousing including maintenance, safety, security and customer service at the Wilmington branch. Whittemore also served as a driver giving him the skills necessary to manage transportation activities by supervising delivery and donation schedules of current Food Bank drivers.
“I’m very delighted that Mike will be taking on this new position,” said Jeff Rose, Wilmington Branch Director for the Food Bank. “He has been key to the growth of the Wilmington Branch and his experience will be integral as the number of people at risk of hunger is still great in our service area.”
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington is located at 1314 Marstellar Street in Wilmington. In fiscal year 2011-12, the Food Bank distributed 5.5 million pounds of food through a network of over 100 partner agencies in the service area of Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties. In the four county area, 61,109 individuals struggle with hunger including 5,431 seniors and 20,600 children.
Based in Raleigh, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 34 counties in the central and eastern through six warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Southern Pines and Wilmington.
Christy L. Simmons
Manager of Public Relations
(919) 865-3050 (office)
(919) 906-4798 (mobile)
Coordinator of Marketing, Public & Branch Relations
Jeff Rose (local)
Wilmington Branch Director
(910) 251-1465 x2205
About the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2011-2012, the Food Bank distributed nearly 45 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 560,000 struggle each day to provide enough food for their families. www.foodbankcenc.org.
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