The BFP operates under a set of bylaws with our primary mission to help fight hunger and poverty of residents of Dare County by providing temporary assistance of food, and information regarding other services to alleviate hunger and poverty.
We have a 13-member Board of Directors, with a four-member Executive Committee, and an Executive Director. We are supported by a 19-member local church and civic organizational structure which helps staff the pantry, volunteers who assist by picking up donations from retail stores, and nearly 500 total volunteers who support the Pantry through some form of volunteer service. We also have numerous individual, organizations, businesses, religious entities, and corporations which contribute food and money to us regularly to help support our mission.
Along with donations from community food drives, religious organizations, businesses, philanthropic groups, and individual citizens, we purchase a large amount of food and other items from the Food Bank of the Albemarle and Dollar Tree. Once a month, we are supplemented with product from the State Nutritional Aid Program (SNAP).
Additionally, we receive meat, produce, baked goods, dairy, and other items at a minimal per pound cost from the Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head Food Lions; Fresh Market in Nags Head; and the Kitty Hawk Walmart.