Nutrien donates $50,000 to Support Hunger Relief in northeastern counties

Published 10:23 am Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Food Bank of the Albemarle recently received a donation of $50,000 from Nutrien that will support hunger-relief efforts in northeastern North Carolina and help provide nutritious food to people in need.

“COVID-19 has presented our nation and region with challenges unlike any we’ve ever seen. This health crisis is unprecedented,” said Liz Reasoner, Food Bank’s Executive Director, “but thanks to community partners such as Nutrien and their generous support, we are able to continue providing nutritious food to all those in need throughout our region. Having enough food for you or your family should be the last thing someone needs to worry about.”

“As the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, feeding the world is our mission. Our focus begins at home, where we live and work,” said Ray McKeithan, Public and Government Affairs officer at Nutrien, based in Aurora. “Our financial support of Food Bank of the Albemarle helps meet the needs of many throughout the region who lack sufficient food. We are grateful this organization is here to serve in such an important way and encourage others to also give.”

Food Bank of the Albemarle is committed to making sure that nutritious food, including meat, dry and canned goods, and fresh produce, is made available across all 15 counties the food bank serves.

The current health crisis has hindered volunteer help and changed distribution models, but the Food Bank is steadily moving forward to make sure all men, women, children, seniors and veterans that are facing food insecurity have enough to eat.

The Food Bank is a regional clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and grocery items to 100 hunger-relief partners operating 145 unique programs.

Food Bank of the Albemarle serves Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties. For more information call (252) 335-4035 or visit

Nutrien’s phosphate mining and fertilizer production operation in Aurora plays a critical role in feeding the future by helping growers to increase food production in a sustainable manner.