• Provide a child with 8 meals, snacks, juice or milk, and fresh produce for a weekend! Each bag is strategically packed with kid-approved, dietician-reviewed meals, and snacks. The bag is black so other children cannot see what is inside and it is placed in the child's backpack while they are out of the classroom. Many kids themselves do not realize they are on the Backpack Program, let alone their classmates.
  • You can help put food insecurity on vacation with our Spring Break box! For just $35, you can sponsor a child's grocery box, which will keep them full during their whole break. This box provides three nutritious meals a day, healthy snacks, milk, wheat bread, a frozen protein, and fresh produce for the entire break! We've got more kids on the BackPack Program than ever, so we need your support!
  • Kids love ravioli.
  • When you think of Mac & Cheese from the blue box, you’re instantly flashed back to childhood.
  • Canned tuna is a staple for the kids we feed.
  • Apple sauce and fruit cups are something we all used to look forward to as a kid.
  • Donate a Custom Amount

    Suggested Donation: $35.00
    Donate an amount of your choosing.
  • Make a Monthly Donation

    Suggested Donation: $25.00 / month
    Become a monthly donor and support our kiddos year round! It’s quick and easy, takes your monthly giving off the To-Do list in a safe and secure way, and effectively combats hunger amongst our community’s kids. A $25 per month donation will provide a child with 2 full weeks of groceries including 3 real meals a day, fresh fruit and veggies, bread, eggs, meat, and lots of extra goodies!
  • We love fruits and veggies and we want our kiddos to also! Help us provide our children with healthy nudges by providing them fresh fruit and hearty vegetables every weekend and during all school breaks. Produce is paired with recipe ideas and simple sides like individual servings of honey, peanut butter, or ranch dressing.
  • By making this donation, we’ll be able to provide a child with weekend bags for an entire year and feed them during all school breaks! THAT's what it means to be a TRUE Hunger Hero! This is an incredible gift and one that has the power to change the course of a child’s life for the better. Each weekend bag includes 7-8 meals, snacks, and fresh produce. "Break boxes" include 3 meals a day, snacks, and fresh produce. Examples of food that we provide in the Weekend Bag are:
    • fresh produce
    • canned tuna or chicken
    • canned pasta with meat
    • peanut butter
    • individual fruit cups or apple sauce
    • mac & cheese
    • shelf-stable cheese
    • granola bars
    • cereal boxes and/or bars
    • individual packs of crackers
    • dried fruit & nut mixes
    • soups/stews
    • chili with beans
    • individual milk/juice
    • single-serve instant oatmeal
  • A Farmer's MarKID event!
  • Thanksgiving Dinner For a Child

    $25.00
    This Thanksgiving we are once again providing every child on our program with a delicious and healthy dinner for their family. Enjoying a meal with loved ones makes for the best kind of eating and our community’s children deserve the best. Your $25 donation will provide a child and their family with a nutritious Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings! “Take and Bake” Menu: a 12-pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cream of mushroom soup, cornbread mix, apple sauce, and green beans. All items will be packed in a foil pan and come with recipes.
  • Give over 1,300 kids on our BackPack Program the gift of a Happy, Healthy Holiday season! This grocery box provides three nutritious meals a day, snacks, milk, fresh produce, a loaf of bread, and meat for the entire holiday break! It also comes with great recipes for the kids to try! This year, we'll also be providing extras like STEM kits, socks, and holiday stockings provided by Live Oak Bank!
  • Thank you for honoring Alex's memory by helping NourishNC feed hungry children in New Hanover County.
  • When you think of Mac & Cheese from the blue box, you’re instantly flashed back to childhood. The same can be said for Apple Sauce!
  • Donate a Custom Amount (NHRMC)

    Suggested Donation: $25.00
    Donate an amount of your choosing.
  • You may donate any amount for the St. Mark Catholic School Lenten Service Project! We recommend the sponsorship of a week's worth of groceries for a kiddo in need ($25)! These bags of groceries are distributed alongside NourishNC's community partners and are often paired with fresh produce, bread, and meat.
  • Feed A Child Over Summer Break

    Suggested Donation: $35.00
    Summer Break is no picnic for food-insecure children during a "normal" year, but all the setbacks due to COVID-19 have exacerbated the needs of our community's kids. Most children count down the days to vacation, but chronically hungry kids may anxiously count the numbers of meals they’ll miss when school is out. NourishNC fights Summer Hunger by providing the 1,500+ children we serve with 3 nutritious meals a day, milk, juice, healthy snacks, frozen proteins (turkey, chicken, etc), bread, eggs, and fresh produce. It costs NourishNC $135 to feed each of the 1,500+ kids on the BackPack Program. Your donation of any amount will help provide full bellies all Summer long for our community’s most vulnerable children.
  • NourishNC has been providing our kids with groceries to keep their bellies full and keep their brains firing on all cylinders while they learn from home. For just $25, you can help keep these kids fed by sponsoring a WEEK's worth of healthy meals, snacks, produce, meat, and bread for a child in our area (a $35 value!). Each child receives two week's worth of groceries, twice a month through our no-contact drive-thru, where they are also provided additional resources like face masks, school supplies, books, sporting equipment, and so much more.
  • Dedicate A Gift

    Suggested Donation: $35.00
    You can give the gift of a full belly in honor of someone else! You can feed hungry kids right here in our community in honor of a person in your life, as a birthday gift, or in memory of someone important to you.

    Upon purchase, you'll be given the following option to notify your loved one of your gift:

    1. Download one of three E-card options for you to print and mail or email. You will receive these PDF files in an email receipt of your donation upon checkout:
    • Happy Birthday
    • In Honor of
    • In Memory of
    2. OR, list the honoree's details for us to mail a note to them. Please include the following in the notes section titled "Additional Information":
    • The reason for the donation (In Honor, In Memory, Birthday)
    • the recipients' name
    • recipients mailing address
    • and who the gift is from
    Please note: Option 2 requires a 7-10 day processing time and NourishNC cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day.  
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