Author: Sarah Brinson School Social Worker, New Hanover County Schools As the days have turned into weeks, and the weeks have turned into months, School Social Workers throughout the county have been working hard to overcome a number of unique challenges we never thought we’d have to face. For all of us, our work in schools [...]
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Author: Rebecca Porter NourishNC's Programs Intern As a senior student trying to wrap up college and graduate this May at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, a lot of theoretical scenarios have been running through my mind. Will I be living alone in an unfamiliar city starting a new job or will I be staying in Wilmington post-college? Will I be financially stable? Will my lifestyle [...]
Author: Sarah Pearce School Social Worker, New Hanover County Schools "What's it like to be a school social worker during the pandemic?" I have received this question from friends and family many times since school closed mid-March. The answer is far from simple, and involves an understanding of what a school social worker does when there [...]
Author: Stefanie Adams, Board Member, New Hanover County Schools On December 31, 2019, many of us were sharing 2020 resolutions; we promised ourselves we would spend more time at the gym, less time on social media, read more, stop a bad habit, or maybe even learn a new skill. We had goals, plans, and were [...]
Steve McCrossan, Executive Director We've had a lot of people ask, so we want to answer: What challenges is NourishNC facing? Thankfully, we were relatively prepared for this. Early on, we stocked up on food and supplies, took multiple trainings related to COVID-19, and discussed the lessons learned from previous disasters (like Florence). We are [...]
Steve McCrossan, Executive Director For weeks now, NourishNC has been planning, procuring, and preparing to respond to the possibility of schools in New Hanover County closing due to COVID-19. First and foremost, we have notified our partners in the schools that we are here to help them and their students in any way that they [...]
Steve McCrossan, Executive Director of NourishNC, was recognized as a “NC Child Hunger Hero” by No Kid Hungry NC at their annual conference in Raleigh, NC last week. The statewide award was presented by First Lady of NC, Kristen Cooper, and Congressmen David Price. McCrossan was 1 of 14 leaders selected from over 100 individuals [...]
For the second year in a row, grab your sweetheart, partner, bestie, or whoever you'd like to take on a fun date night and #DoGoodWithTheOneYouLove! Your ticket will buy both you and your date a night full of fun! We'll have live music by Wilmington's own David Dixon, drinks, games, AMAZING raffle [...]
By Steve McCrossan, Executive Director You made this past year one of the best ever. Because of your generosity, NourishNC was truly able to expand on our vision to be “anywhere and everywhere” kids need us. With your help, we found more direct and innovative ways to provide nutritious food to children right here in [...]
You asked! We listened! We're back for our next installment of Date Night! Please join us for Date Night: Hunger Is Scary Date Night is a fun, interactive evening when you and your ride-or-die, bestie, or partner can give back to hungry kids in need and show the world that #HungerIsScary! Tickets [...]