NourishNC Has A Future Forever Home!

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 in those kids’ bellies so they can succeed in the classroom, thrive in their community, and live healthier lives.

Our vision at NourishNC is to be “anywhere and everywhere” our kids need us, but we are limited by our current location.

  • It’s too small and is literally falling apart
  • It lacks enough storage for fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food
  • Our current location has only 8 parking spots to host groups of 40+ volunteers
  • It has only 1 warehouse loading bay door which is wildly inefficient
  • Our lease is up soon – we are running out of space and time
  • It doesn’t meet our needs and we cannot offer our kids the very best services and highest quality food that will help them succeed.

Our new home has been designed just for us! Our staff, volunteers, and families are going to love our new home!

  • The best part of our new home is the free shopping area where our families and their children can choose the food that is right for them. This “client choice” model provides families with a dignified way to shop together, choose the food they need the most, and leave the rest for others. It also allows NourishNC to offer more culturally specific food items so that all members of our community have access to the food they love. Lastly, it saves donor dollars by eliminating waste!
  • Owning a “forever home” is also a part of NourishNC’s promise to guarantee every hungry child in our community has access to nutritious food now and in perpetuity!
  • Our new home is centrally located for the children we serve, their families, and our army of volunteers!
  • Our new home will triple our fresh/frozen food storage and double our non-perishable food storage!
  • Did you know we are already using our new home? Just 3 days after schools closed due to COVID-19, NourishNC opened our no-contact grocery drive-thru at our new location. We haven’t even begun renovations yet and we’ve already used it to provide hundreds of thousands of meals to children whose families are struggling during this pandemic. Imagine what we can do with a home that is designed just for us!

You are not just investing in bricks and mortar. You’re investing in our community’s children. Your contribution will ensure a community of happy and healthy children who can succeed where a rumbling stomach once stopped them. Over the past decade, we’ve nourished a generation of children. Will you help us nourish the generations to come?

Please consider making a gift today. Every dollar counts. Thank you!

Our vision is to be anywhere and everywhere hungry kids need us

NourishNC has three strategic programs specifically designed to provide nutritious food to hungry children in our community.

Click here to learn more about our Backpack Program

Backpack Program

The Backpack Program provides food insecure children, pre-K through 5th grade, with three nutritious meals a day, every weekend, and over every school break.

Click here to learn more about Market On Market program

Market On Market

The Market on Market (The MoM) is a full-service grocery store where food insecure children, pre-K through 12th grade, and their families can shop to choose the food that is best for them.

Click here to learn more about our Food Farmacy program

Food Farmacy

The Food Farmacy Program provides non-perishable and fresh food items through partner organizations such as schools, pediatrician offices, and other nonprofits.