Food Bank of the Albemarle announced two new mobile food pantries in Dare County

By on August 21, 2023

Food Bank of the Albemarle announced two new mobile food pantries to serve the growing need for hunger-relief services on the Outer Banks. The Food Bank is partnering with the Outer Banks Family YMCA and the Community Care Clinic of Dare to provide additional sources of food for Dare county neighbors.

“This is an opportunity to bring food and nutrition services to neighbors in places and spaces they already frequent,” said Justine Koksal, Director of Programs, Food Bank of the Albemarle.

“The Community Care Clinic is part of our ‘Farmacy’ program, which is a partnership between Food Bank of the Albemarle and healthcare organizations to connect patients with the healthy foods they need.”

The mobile food pantries are being launched as part of the Food Bank’s efforts to ensure that hunger-relief programs are accessible, equitable, and frequent for neighbors in need. Each of the new Outer Banks mobile food pantries will serve an estimated 75-100 households each month.

The mobile food pantries will serve the residents of Dare County on the following days and times:

Community Care Clinic of Dare

  • 425 Health Center Dr, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Outer Banks Family YMCA

  • 3000 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to Noon

“We are excited to partner with the Food Bank of the Albemarle, bringing a mobile food pantry here to the Outer Banks Family YMCA,” said Jamie Koch, Executive Director, Outer Banks Family YMCA. “This partnership exemplifies our Y’s dedication to serving our community and positively impacting their health and well-being. With this initiative, we aim to provide nutritious food and pantry staples to help address the issue of food insecurity in our community.”

“The Community Care Clinic of Dare is excited to announce that we will be partnering with the Food Bank of the Albemarle to offer a twice monthly mobile food pantry,” said Susan Ippolito, Integrative Health Coach, Community Care Clinic of Dare. “Our food pantry will be an excellent addition to the services the clinic already offers to our community, which include medical care, a pharmacy and a soon to be opened dental clinic. Nutritious food is an important component of health and making food more available to our patients and the community at large supports the clinic’s health equity goals.

For additional information on food distributions in Dare County, please visit the Food Bank’s website at or call 252-335-4035.

About Food Bank of the Albemarle

The Mission of the Food Bank is to fight hunger and poverty in our 15 county service area in northeast North Carolina. We are a regional clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and grocery items to over 100 non-profit and faith-based organizations for 155 food programs, and to individuals needing assistance. For more information call (252) 335-4035 or visit


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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