• 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Stock The MOM (aka The Market on Market)

    Suggested Donation: $50.00
    The Market on Market (The MOM) is NourishNC's newest way to provide supplemental food assistance to food insecure children in New Hanover County! Children and families can now "shop" for the free groceries that are right for them! This "client-choice" model allows us to empower families to choose the food that fits their children's tastes, their dietary needs, and provide culturally-specific food items. Help us stock the shelves, the coolers, the freezers, AND the produce shelves by making a contribution today! The MOM helps us maximize your donation by reducing waste and allows families to select the foods they will use and leave the rest for the others!
  • 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.
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