• 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
  • 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!
  • 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 (Novant- NHRMC)

    Suggested Donation: $100.00
    Donate an amount of your choosing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • Donate an amount of your choosing - Every dollar counts!
  • 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.
  • Our new home has been designed just for us! Our staff, volunteers, and families are going to love our new home, but we need your help raising the $1.9 million it will take to build it. You are not just investing in bricks and mortar. You’re investing in our community’s children. Your contribution will ensure a community of happy and healthy children who can succeed where a rumbling stomach once stopped them. Over the past decade, we’ve nourished a generation of children. Will you help us nourish the generations to come? Thanks to the Hunger Heroes at Live Oak Bank, during the month of July, you can double your donation!! Live Oak Bank is matching all donations for our Forever Home up to $50,000!! Don't miss this awesome opportunity for your dollars to go twice as far!! You can learn more about Building The Future here.
  • Show that Eagle Nation Pride and help give back to the food insecure kids of New Hanover County, including the 15 children on the Backpack program at Noble Middle School! This Thanksgiving we are 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! The Take-and-Bake Menu includes a 12-pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cream of mushroom soup, green beans, cornbread mix, apple sauce, apples, sweet potatoes, onions, and carrots. All items will be packed in a foil pan and come with recipes for the family to prepare together!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
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    ** The Raffle Entry has ended. We appreciate your support! The winner will be announced shortly!**

    Thanks to the Hunger Heroes at Widespread Panic and 98.3 The Penguin, they are donating a pair of tickets to help us raise money for our kiddos! Now is your chance to score tickets to Widespread Panic AND feed hungry kids!

    Enter our raffle to win TWO tickets to ANY night of Widespread Panic at the brand new Riverfront Park on July 16th, 17th, and 18th.

    Each entry is $5, but don't wait, we'll draw for the winner on July 13th at noon! Enter as many times as you like to up your chances of winning! The winner will be notified by email and text. It costs NourishNC $135 to feed a child over the summer. Your support of any amount will help provide full bellies all Summer long for our community’s most vulnerable children. So let's help ensure each and every one of the 1,300 kids on the Backpack Program has a Summer Break with a stocked pantry and a full belly!
  • Accelerate your impact by donating a weekend Backpack and Accellacare will donate one too! Our friends at Accellacare (formerly PMG-Research) are at it again! They are helping match all Backpack donations - up to 1,250 Backpacks!! Will you fill a kid's Backpack (and belly) this weekend and help us get the full match from Accellacare? You can 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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