Because of your support, 2021 was another great year for NourishNC and its kiddos. Check out all the amazing things you helped make happen! -1,652 food-insecure children on the Backpack Program are provided with 628,383 meals right here in our community! - 231,437 pounds of fresh food provided to children and their families including fresh [...]
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Did you know that NourishNC has purchased its future "Forever Home"? We've broken ground and will have a new home soon! But Why NourishNC? Why Now? For 13 years, NourishNC’s mission has been to feed the 1 in 5 children right here in New Hanover County who struggle with hunger. We specialize in putting good food [...]
February is Spread the Love month at NourishNC! We’ll be sharing lots of short videos demonstrating the myriad of ways our supporters Spread the Love in our community PLUS some NEW, exciting ways for 2021! We want to know, “How will YOU Spread the Love”? There are so many ways to do this, so get your [...]
Who is NourishNC? A Look Back at 2020 Steve McCrossan, Executive Director As I reflect on NourishNC in 2020, I am going to refrain from playing Buzzword Bingo. I just can’t do it. You’ve heard these terms for 9 months now: “unprecedented times,” “challenging/difficult/any synonym times,” “pivot,” “innovate,” “better together,” “now, more than ever,” etc. [...]
While 2020 has been a doozy in many ways, NourishNC and its team of employees and Board members have been recognized by numerous institutions! The team members and the agency may get the limelight, but that drive to eliminate childhood hunger is fueled by the AMAZING support of the Wilmington community, donors, volunteers, and [...]
Steve McCrossan, Executive Director Did you know that research studies on developing a COVID-19 vaccine are happening right here in Wilmington!? That’s right, our friends at PMG-Research are actively working on many different studies, including COVID-19. But making a profound global impact isn’t enough for the folks at PMG-Research, they also want to make their [...]
Steve McCrossan, Executive Director In short? Keep going. Ok, you asked, so here is the much longer version: Continue to Operate Our No Contact Food Distribution Drive-Thru We opened the drive-thru for kids on our Backpack Program on March 17 and never stopped. Moving forward, the drive-thru will open 2-3 times per month and will [...]
Steve McCrossan, Executive Director Did you know that NourishNC owns the old China King buffet on Market Street? It’s true! This past winter we took out a loan and purchased the 2-acre lot and the crumbling restaurant slouching upon it. You see, our vision to be “anywhere and everywhere” our kids need food is being [...]
NourishNC stands in solidarity with those seeking justice for George Floyd and the countless other black and brown people who have faced systemic violence for far too long. But the reality is, these are just words, well-meaning, but meaningless without action. NourishNC, and I as a white leader, must do better than pen well-meaning words [...]
Author: Amanda Boomershine UNC Wilmington Latino Alliance For the first time in over a century, the entire world is faced with a global pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, including almost 1,000 here in North Carolina. This deadly virus has far-reaching impacts for everyone, including impacts on your health, education, well-being, and daily life. [...]