50% of New Hanover County school kids are on free or reduced lunch.
That’s more than 12,000 kids.
For many, it’s the only food they get in the day.
NourishNC is a non-profit organization that exists to feed hungry kids in New Hanover County, North Carolina. This includes Wilmington, NC and the surrounding area.
Approximately 800 homeless kids
1 in 4 children go hungry daily
1 in 5 children live in poverty
Feel unloved, Sluggish at school, Have trouble making friends, Have higher rates of health issues, More likely to go to jail, Feel different, Have problems with focus, Likely to suffer depression, More likely to break the law, More likely to commit suicide
Able to focus in school
Able to make friends
Can make better social connections
More emotional stable
We are in 25 of 43 schools in New Hanover County, NC.
We feed 540 kids daily
365,000+ meals per year
More than 1 million meals since 2008
NourishNC’s goal is to provide supplemental food for 600 hungry kids in New Hanover County by December 2015!
NourishNC needs to add 60 more children to our program, to meet our goal of feeding 600 children by January 2016. NourishNC’s yearly goal is to expand the program by 20% until every hungry child in New Hanover County is fed. To do that, we have setup a store where you can purchase items directly for a child. If you have the means, and want to make an excellent tax-deductible donation, you can also sponsor a child or an entire school for the year!
We want to make donating more fun and meaningful by letting you choose what you’d like your money to go towards. Help feed a child in New Hanover County, North Carolina by purchasing one of the items in our online store, such as:
100% of the goods you buy go directly to feed hungry kids in New Hanover County.
Want to help NourishNC by volunteering at one of our food drives? Find out more.