Survey Data

How Our Kids Feel

feel happy, excited, or proud when they receive the bag
like most of the food in the bag

“I like getting the food bags every week. I feel full and don’t worry about food.”

“It makes me feel excited and proud. It helps my family really good.”

“I think my mom and dad should win a prize because they work really hard to take care of me.”

What Our Parents Say

“My family was impacted by Hurricane Florence. This has helped my family when we returned home after 4 months. We are so grateful. Thank you.”

“Being a single mother of 3 has been very hard. The Backpack Program has kept us strong and able to unite as one at meal time. We are very grateful for the support we get…Without you my family would go hungry.”

“This program is a blessing to my family because I am a single parent that doesn’t get assistance. So this helps me make meals for my family.”

“The Backpack Program has been a tremendous help giving my children the fuel they need to focus in school, and take the stress off of where the next meal is coming from.”

report that NourishNC has improved their child’s health
report that it would be difficult to feed their child over the weekend without NourishNC

What NHC School Family Counselors & Social Workers Report

believe the Backpack Program is effective, very effective or extremely effective

School personnel reported the following improvements in our children’s well-being,
by category (multiple answers were allowed):

• Increased Alertness (29%)
• Improved Behavior (22%)
• Improved Attendance (29%)
• Improved Health (21%)
• Increased Energy Level (21%)

“I support NourishNC because it makes a huge difference in the lives of our neediest families.”

“Children, parents, and teachers are all complimentary of the program. Many children ask me about their food bag. [For] too many of our children, it is always on their minds.”

“Who can do homework when they’re hungry?”