Welcome Lambeth Chalk, NourishNC’s new Program Director

Press Release

January 4, 2023

For Immediate Release

Nourishnc welcomes Lambeth Chalk as new program director

NourishNC, a Wilmington based nonprofit that provides nutritious food to hungry children, is pleased to announce the hiring of Lambeth Chalk as their new Program Director. Lambeth will strengthen relationships and serve as the direct liaison with the children and families NourishNC serves, school social workers, community partners, and volunteers. She will be evaluating and expanding NourishNC’s programs, including the Backpack Program, which currently serves 1,400 children.  After teaching Spanish at UNCW and working with El Cuerpo here in New Hanover County, Ms. Chalk is excited to continue using her bilingual and cross-cultural skills at NourishNC, and especially looks forward to helping it continue to be a place all members of our community feel welcomed. She was attracted to NourishNC’s core values since they aligned with her own, specifically as it relates to relationships with friends and neighbors in need.

“NourishNC has more innovative programs on the horizon and Lambeth is going to be steering the ship. We are excited to have her leading our program growth and ensuring that every child in New Hanover County has access to nutritious food,” says NourishNC’s Executive Director Steve McCrossan.

NourishNC recently moved into their new 12,000 square foot facility at 3606 Market Street in Wilmington. This custom-designed facility allows NourishNC to provide nutritious food to more children as efficiently as possible. Their new home quadruples fresh and frozen food storage and doubles their non-perishable storage in support of NourishNC’s programs that fight childhood hunger. In addition, the new facility contains the “Market on Market,” more affectionately known as “The MoM.”  The MoM is a small, free grocery store where food insecure children and their families can choose the foods that are best for them.

NourishNC is a 510(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to “provide healthy food to hungry children, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community.” Their goal is to enhance children’s health and well-being by preventing the disastrous consequences of child hunger. NourishNC’s programs include a Backpack Program which provides children with food over the weekends and school breaks. Details and a full list of their programs can be found here.

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.