• Be a produce promoter with this option! Each weekend the child will receive a fresh fruit and hearty vegetable in their weekly grocery bag. Produce will be paired with meal ideas and simple sides like individual servings of honey, peanut butter or ranch dressing.
  • Donate an amount of your choosing - Every dollar counts!
  • Holli’s Winter Gala

    Suggested Donation: $100.00
    Give over 1,300 kids on NourishNC's BackPack Program the gift of a Happy, Healthy Holiday Break from school by joining forces with Holli Hallenbeck for her Winter Gala! NourishNC provides healthy food to hungry children right here in Wilmington, NC while they are out of school on weekends and school breaks! During the upcoming holiday break, NourishNC will provide three nutritious meals a day and snacks with pantry staples like cereal, milk, pasta & pasta sauce, soups, ravioli, mac & cheese, canned veggies, and more, PLUS fresh produce, a loaf of bread, and meat for the entire holiday break! Enjoy Holli's Winter Gala knowing you helped feed kids right here in our community!
  • Donate an amount of your choosing - Every dollar counts!
  • 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.
  • Ice Out Hunger with Jammin 99.9

    Suggested Donation: $20.00
    Throughout the month of October, Alan Perry from Perry’s Emporium will be donating a portion of every piece of diamond jewelry sold to NourishNC- so join him in the effort to ice out hunger and ensure every kiddo in New Hanover County has a full belly this weekend. With a suggested donation of just $20.00, you can feed TWO children in our community for the whole weekend - each receiving 8 meals, 7 snacks, and a juice or milk. If you REALLY hate hunger, become a Jammin' 99.9 SUPERSTAR by donating $99.90 and receive a Jammin 99.9 swag! (First 20 contributors) Stay tuned to Jammin' 99.9 to hear more about ICING OUT HUNGER with Perry’s Emporium- where Wilmington gets engaged.
  • Ice Out Hunger with Sunny 103.7

    Suggested Donation: $20.00
    Throughout the month of October,  Alan Perry from Perry’s Emporium will be donating a portion of every piece of diamond jewelry sold to NourishNC- so join him in the effort to ice out hunger and ensure every kiddo in New Hanover County has a full belly this weekend. With a suggested donation of just $20.00, you can feed TWO children in our community for the whole weekend - each receiving 8 meals, 7 snacks, and a juice or milk. If you REALLY hate hunger, become a Sunny 103.7 SUPERSTAR by donating $103.70 and receive a Sunny 103.7 t-shirt! (First 50 contributors) Stay tuned to Sunny 103.7 to hear more about ICING OUT HUNGER with Perry’s Emporium- Where Wilmington gets engaged.
  • 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, carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, collards, and apples for a dessert dish. All items will be packed in a foil pan and come with recipes.
  • Alpha Xi Delta Kindly Hearts Campaign

    Suggested Donation: $20.00
    Alpha Xi Delta’s Kindly Hearts Campaign is a year-long campaign focused on service and fundraising to support our communities in some areas most directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As much of the U.S. and the world continues to cope with, and seek to recover from, the COVID-19 pandemic, Alpha Xi Delta is galvanizing our membership around this shared experience and deploying our time, talents, and treasures to serve our local communities that are in need. To support the Kindly Hearts Campaign, our chapter has chosen to focus on food insecurity and supporting local students. By supporting NourishNC, a local nonprofit whose mission is to, “Provide healthy food to hungry children, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community,” our chapter helps in both of those areas. Join our chapter in our fundraising efforts by donating to NourishNC through Alpha Xi Delta’s national Letters of Love fundraiser lasting through the month of November. You may donate any amount and every dollar counts!
  • 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. At the MarKID children receive “Nourish Bucks” and “shop” for produce just like you would at a regular farmer’s market. In front of each produce item is kid friendly information on why it is healthy and good for you. The MarKID is designed to be transactional and educational for kids. It also designed so the family has something to cook in the home. After children have “paid” for their produce it is bagged up with a healthy recipe booklet for the parents to use in the home!
  • 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!
  • Make a Monthly Donation (Novant-NHRMC)

    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!
  • 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.
  • Kids love ravioli.
  • The NSEA Swim community is helping give back to the food insecure kids of New Hanover County, including the 53 children on the Backpack Program at D.C. Virgo! This Thanksgiving, NourishNC is once again providing every child on our Backpack Program with a delicious and healthy Take-and-Bake Thanksgiving 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. For just $25, your donation will provide a child and their family with a nutritious Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings! Our “Take & Bake” dinner includes everything a family needs to make a full Thanksgiving dinner together, plus the dignity to have it in their own home. This year they receive a 14 pound bird, sweet potatoes, fresh green beans, carrots, apples. stuffing mix, mashed potatoes, gravy, applesauce, cornbread mix, recipes, a stick of butter, and a pan to cook it all in!!! On the Monday after Thanksgiving at school, when someone asks, “What did you do for Thanksgiving”, all of our kids will answer “ I had an awesome dinner with my family”!!! Thank you for making this possible.
  • Many children in New Hanover County have still not returned to their school buildings for in-person learning since March 14th; some attend only two days a week. 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 their 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.
  • Canned tuna is a staple for the kids we feed.
  • In 2019, NourishNC launched its Food Farmacy Program with the recognition that "Food Is Medicine". Doctors and Nurses at the Nunnelee Pediatric Speciality Clinic and Coastal Family Medicine ask two additional questions during children's screenings. If a child identifies as food insecure, they leave their appointment with a box of pantry staples and also receive a "prescription" for fruit, veggies, meat, eggs, and bread! The boxes also contain a guide about additional food resources in their county.
  • Apple sauce and fruit cups are something we all used to look forward to as a kid.
  • When you think of Mac & Cheese from the blue box, you’re instantly flashed back to childhood.
  • 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!
  • Thank you for honoring Alex's memory by helping NourishNC feed hungry children in New Hanover County.
  • 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
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