We are a 501-c(3) non-profit organization that provides hungry children with healthy food, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community. 1 in 4 children in New Hanover County struggle with hunger. Our vision is to be anywhere and everywhere those hungry kids need us. NourishNC mobilizes volunteers and resources to provide supplemental food assistance to these children who might otherwise go hungry. We do this because hunger wreaks havoc on children’s mind, body, and spirit.
The Backpack Program: This program is specifically designed to put healthy food right into the hands of K-5 children. These children receive 8 easy to prepare meals, healthy snacks, milk or juice, and fresh produce every weekend.
Nourish Boxes: Pre-K, middle and high school students receive monthly boxes that contain four weekends worth of healthy food and fresh produce.
Break Boxes: For all school breaks NourishNC provides all children on our program with at least 3 meals a day, healthy snacks, juice, milk and fresh produce.
Pantry Pals: We provide schools and other nonprofits that serve children with emergency food, fresh fruits & vegetables, and healthy snacks.
Mobile Farmer’s MarKid: Our mobile “Farmers MarKID” is a direct and hands on approach to improving the health of children in our community. We take free fresh fruits and vegetables to wherever kids need us: food deserts, parks, playgrounds, after school programs, high need schools, and other nonprofits.