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 [...]

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 [...]

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 [...]