From Forgotten Buffet to Vital Blessing

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 [...]

From Forgotten Buffet to Vital Blessing2020-06-08T13:58:08+00:00

I Must Do Better

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 [...]

I Must Do Better2020-06-08T14:00:24+00:00

COVID-19 Guest Blog: Impacts on the LatinX Community

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. [...]

COVID-19 Guest Blog: Impacts on the LatinX Community2020-06-07T23:32:56+00:00

COVID-19 Guest Blog: Maintaining Support Without Physical Classrooms

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 [...]

COVID-19 Guest Blog: Maintaining Support Without Physical Classrooms2020-06-07T23:31:06+00:00

COVID-19 Guest Blog: Hope Over Fear, Always. An Intern’s Perspective.

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 [...]

COVID-19 Guest Blog: Hope Over Fear, Always. An Intern’s Perspective.2020-06-07T23:29:14+00:00

COVID-19 Guest Blog: What’s It Like to Be a School Social Worker During A Pandemic?

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 [...]

COVID-19 Guest Blog: What’s It Like to Be a School Social Worker During A Pandemic?2020-06-07T23:28:05+00:00

COVID-19 Guest Blog: Look For The Helpers

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 [...]

COVID-19 Guest Blog: Look For The Helpers2020-04-17T18:59:56+00:00

COVID-19: What Challenges Is NourishNC Facing?

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 [...]

COVID-19: What Challenges Is NourishNC Facing?2020-04-16T12:04:43+00:00

NourishNC Executive Director Presented Award By NC First Lady Cooper & Congressman Price

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 [...]

NourishNC Executive Director Presented Award By NC First Lady Cooper & Congressman Price2020-02-25T17:24:52+00:00

Toddler Tummies- “For Me! For Me!”

by Steve McCrossan, Executive Director If you’ve met me, I hope you have heard me speak about NourishNC’s (NNC) vision to provide nutritious food “anywhere and everywhere” food insecure kids need it in our community. Our board and staff take this vision quite literally. We do so because this vision inspires and invigorates us. It [...]

Toddler Tummies- “For Me! For Me!”2019-06-13T13:43:17+00:00
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