The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Sandhills will hold the Second Annual Chef’s Feast in Pinehurst on Tuesday, October 24 from5:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Pinehurst Members Club.

The Presenting Partner of this evening of culinary delights is long-time Food Bank donor Food Lion.  The event will showcase top chefs from Pinehurst Resort, Squire’s Pub, Fratellos, the House of Fish Seafood Restaurant, Chef Ivory, Elliotts on Linden, and the Sly Fox Pub.  Food Lion will host a coordinated wine tasting to go along with each signature dish.

Patrick Kelly from Star 102.5 will serve as the master of ceremonies at the event and entertainment will be provided by A New Creation.  In addition to an array of food and wine, a silent auction will be held with all proceeds benefiting the Food Bank. 

“The success of this event is dependent upon the great folks of the Sandhills and their generosity,” says Michael Cotten, Sandhills Branch Director for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.  “I hope all those who want to help will join us for a delightful evening that will provide meals to our friends and neighbors who are struggling.”

Purchase tickets at local Food Lion locations for $75.  Tickets can also be purchased by calling 910.692.5959 ext. 2401 or visiting

The Sandhills Branch is located at 195 Sandy Avenue in Southern Pines and serves Lee, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland counties where nearly 41,000 individuals live in food-insecure households, including almost 14,000 children. 

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 the fiscal year 2015-2016, the Food Bank distributed more than 64.4 million pounds of food (60% of which was perishable) and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life.

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