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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.
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:
- 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
- The reason for the donation (In Honor, In Memory, Birthday)
- the recipients' name
- recipients mailing address
- and who the gift is from
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!
Be a produce promoter with this option!
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.
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.
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
- chili with beans
- individual milk/juice
- single-serve instant oatmeal
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!
When you think of Mac & Cheese from the blue box, you’re instantly flashed back to childhood.
Apple sauce and fruit cups are something we all used to look forward to as a kid.