by Steve McCrossan, Executive Director Did you know that we have 7 food deserts in our area and 349 total food deserts in North Carolina? Food deserts are low income areas "where residents’ access to affordable, healthy food options (especially fresh fruits and vegetables) is restricted or nonexistent due to the absence of grocery stores within [...]
2nd Annual Food2Help Food Drive in Honor of Alex Newsome By Steve McCrossan, Executive Director When something tragic happens, the hope of everyone involved is that something positive and inspirational can come from it. Out of the tragic loss of Alex Newsome a beautiful and powerful tradition has emerged-the annual Food2Help food drive in memory [...]
By Steve McCrossan, Executive Director I just wanted to take a moment and share with you our successes in 2015 and all the great things we have planned for 2016. We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of our social workers, partners, sponsors, volunteers, donors, and community members at large. On behalf [...]
Gallop for the Gravy is the Wilmington West Rotary Club's annual 5K Race, held on Thanksgiving Day, to raise funds for charities supported by the club. Run-Down of this Year's Race: The 2015 Gallop for the Gravy is a Certified 5K Race being held on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at the [...]
Did you know that local business can “adopt” schools through NourishNC? It's easier than you think to begin providing food weekly to hungry children in our area! Now you may be asking yourself what this has to do with a rail-car company. Well, NourishNC recently partnered with Vertex Rail who, among the many great things they [...]
NourishNC recently launched our Produce program, where we provide weekly produce to students enrolled on our backpack program. Our hope was to provide students on our program with 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, a recipe card and 2 accompanying table-top garnishes on a weekly basis. Now, thanks to a recent partnership with The Produce Box, we are [...]
Today we learned via The Foodbank of Central and Eastern North Carolina that Scarlett Johansson has joined in the national effort to combat hunger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCNCq8UiM9o&feature=youtu.be "Across the nation, 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger. Scarlett Johansson has joined Feeding America and food banks across the country to help provide meals to kids and [...]
Did you know NourishNC won Encore's "Best Local Non-profit" for 2015? We are so proud we just had to share this again!