Thank You Vertex!

outreach-graphic (1)WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –

Vertex Outreach Services, a subsidiary of a new railcar manufacturing company in Wilmington, has awarded a grant of $15,000 to NourishNC.

NourishNC is a non profit agency that provides supplemental weekend food assistance to disadvantaged kids in New Hanover County.

The grant money provided by Vertex Outreach Services will be used for Nourish NC’s “Backpack Program.” That program provides supplemental food to over 500 chronically hungry children within 25 schools in New Hanover County.

According to Alex Leviner of NourishNC, as of May 2015, it costs $650.00 to provide a child in New Hanover County with over 670 supplemental meals annually. This grant would supplement some of the costs

Vertex CEO, Donald Croteau, says the company released $64,000 this week in charitable donations to several organizations in the Wilmington community including NourishNC, Without Walls, and First Fruit Ministries.

“NourishNC is an amazing organization,” Croteau says.”They fit perfectly with Vertex’s philosophy of ‘be good, do good’ in that they are a well run organization and they do tremendous good for the people they help. We felt that Vertex should not only support them, but that anyone that is familiar with their work should as well.”

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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.