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nCino to donate $1 million to local food bank

Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 11:42 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - nCino will be donating a total $1 million to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina over a five-year period, the cloud banking company announced Wednesday.

The food bank’s new facility, which will be located at 1000 Greenfield Street, will be named the nCino Hunger Solutions Center.

“For decades, the Food Bank at Wilmington has been a pillar of support for this community in the fight against food insecurity, and we’re proud to broaden our partnership to support their important work,” said Zedrick Applin, Program Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community at nCino. “As a company that has been based in Wilmington for nearly a decade, we’re committed to giving back to impactful community institutions and supporting our neighbors throughout the region.”

Last August, the Food Bank announced plans to move its Wilmington branch to the site of the former Village Plaza Shopping Center on Greenfield Street that was destroyed in a massive fire in 2018. That fire destroyed the area’s only grocery store, Everybody’s Supermarket. The new facility will be built on a five-acre tract located at 1000 Greenfield St.

The Food Bank at Wilmington has been in operation since 1990. The new facility will be nearly three times the size of the old location and allow for the distribution of an additional 4.2 million pounds of food — a 37 percent increase in distribution, according to officials with the Food Bank.

“The pandemic has clearly shown that food insecurity is a defined reality for thousands in our community,” added Beth Gaglione, Branch Director at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. “Insufficient space has prevented us from increasing our efforts to nourish more people and build solutions to end hunger. With nCino’s generous partnership and support, we are one huge step closer to bringing our new facility to life and bolstering our ability to help those most in need in our community.”

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