• 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 Spring Break. This box provides three nutritious meals a day, healthy snacks, milk, wheat bread, a frozen protein, and big bag of fresh produce for the entire break! We've got over 1,200 kids on the BackPack Program and some are out of school for up to three weeks, so we need your support! Sponsor a child's full belly today!
  • 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.
  • 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 1,100 kids on our BackPack Program the gift of a Happy, Healthy Holiday Break from school! This grocery box provides 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! This year, we're excited to offer our families cookie kits as well so that they can enjoy the holiday tradition of cookie making and decorating!
  • 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!
  • Summer Break is no picnic for food-insecure children. 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 1,200+ children we serve with nutritious meals, milk, juice, healthy snacks, frozen proteins (turkey, chicken, etc), bread, eggs, and loads of fresh produce for their entire break! In addition, our children and families can now have the option to choose the foods that are right for them by shopping in our Market on Market. It costs NourishNC $250 to feed each of the 1,200+ 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Each month, NourishNC has been sending literal TONS of food to children and families displaced from their homes and living in hotel rooms! Each shipment is organized to accommodate the specific cooking equipment that these children and families have in their hotel room. This is just one of the ways we are working on our vision to be anywhere and everywhere hungry kids need us! Hunger Hero Dr. David has sponsored this month's shipment. Will you help him meet his goal to raise enough funding to cover the next month? Donate in any amount! Thank you!
  • Donate an amount of your choosing.
  • Cast your vote for Hi-Wire Brewing and you'll be supporting NourishNC! Enter to win a trip for two to Germany to experience Oktoberfest! Entries are just $5 and you can enter as many times as you want! Ex. $20 = 4 entries. The winner will be drawn from entries at the Craft on the Coast member location that raises the most money. The winner and their guest will receive a 5-day trip to the 2023 Munich Oktoberfest (dates TBD), 5 night hotel accommodations, a one day Oktoberfest Tent reservation, a guided walking tour in Munich, and $1,000 per person towards airline tickets. The contest runs until March 31st at 11:59 pm. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary travel documents, including passports. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and has no cash value. Some restrictions and blackout dates apply. Employees and families of NourishNC, Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance, Bon's Eye Marketing, or participating venues are not eligible to win. Other restrictions may apply.  Winner and guest must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Cast your vote for Front Street Brewery and you'll be supporting NourishNC! Enter to win a trip for two to Germany to experience Oktoberfest! Entries are just $5 and you can enter as many times as you want! Ex. $20 = 4 entries. The winner will be drawn from entries at the Craft on the Coast member location that raises the most money. The winner and their guest will receive a 5-day trip to the 2023 Munich Oktoberfest (dates TBD), 5 night hotel accommodations, a one day Oktoberfest Tent reservation, a guided walking tour in Munich, and $1,000 per person towards airline tickets. The contest runs until March 31st at 11:59 pm. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary travel documents, including passports. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and has no cash value. Some restrictions and blackout dates apply. Employees and families of NourishNC, Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance, Bon's Eye Marketing, or participating venues are not eligible to win. Other restrictions may apply.  Winner and guest must be at least 21 years of age.
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