Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 17, 2024

 Slice of Life Owner Presented with NourishNC’s Lifetime Achievement Award

NourishNC is thrilled to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Ray Worrell, a dedicated and inspiring volunteer whose unwavering commitment and extraordinary efforts have left an indelible mark on the community, NourishNC, and the families they serve.  For nearly 10 years, Ray has been a beacon of compassion and service, consistently going above and beyond to support the mission of ending childhood hunger. In 2017, NourishNC celebrated him as their Volunteer of the Year.

Executive Director Steve McCrosssan further added “From serving on NourishNC’s board to volunteering in the warehouse to leading the construction of our new facility, Ray has literally done it all.  His exceptional leadership, energy, and generosity have strengthened NourishNC and inspired countless others to join our cause.”

Worrell, a UNCW graduate, owns 4 Slice of Life Pizza locations in the Wilmington area and his wife owns the Green House Restaurant which features a plant-based menu. He is very active in the community and serves on the Ocean Friendly Establishments Committee which was launched out of concern about the overwhelming amount of plastics polluting the Earth. He is very active in the Wrightsville Beach Outrigger Canoe Club and was awarded their Volunteer of the Year award in 2022. Ray has participated in the Mustaches for Kids campaign and has served on the Municipal Services District Advisory Committee.

 

Our vision is to be anywhere and everywhere hungry kids need us

NourishNC has three strategic programs specifically designed to provide nutritious food to hungry children in our community.

Click here to learn more about our Backpack Program

Backpack Program

The Backpack Program provides food insecure children, pre-K through 5th grade, with three nutritious meals a day, every weekend, and over every school break.

Click here to learn more about Market On Market program

Market On Market

The Market on Market (The MoM) is a full-service grocery store where food insecure children, pre-K through 12th grade, and their families can shop to choose the food that is best for them.

Click here to learn more about our Food Farmacy program

Food Farmacy

The Food Farmacy Program provides non-perishable and fresh food items through partner organizations such as schools, pediatrician offices, and other nonprofits.