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 that will fade with the news cycle. NourishNC and I are “gatekeepers”– meaning we have the power to grant or deny access to resources and equity. In our case, that means food for children and their families.

Think about that, NourishNC (I) have the power to nurture the minds, bodies and souls of thousands of our neighbors. With this type of power, I am obligated to examine my privilege, my words, and my actions (or lack thereof). What biases, implicit or otherwise, affect my decision making? It is not enough for me to say, “Justice for George” or “I am not a racist.” It is on me to build and lead an explicitly anti-racist organization that uses our power to build equity throughout NourishNC, our community, and its institutions. I’ve got some work to do.
I can do better. I must do better.
-Steve McCrossan, Executive Director

#BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe #GeorgeFloyd #IMustDoBetter

Follow and listen to these voices
New Hanover County NAACP
Black Lives Matter Wilmington NC – Shallotte NC
African American Business Council (AABC)
Latin American Business Council (LABC)

Support black owned business in our community
Creators’ Print House
On THYME Catering
Genesis Block
Catch Restaurant

Educate yourself
Racial Equity Institute
Wilmington on Fire
Be the Bridge:Wilmington

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.