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Our Impact

Since we started in 2008, our impact has been significant for thousands of children. We will talk about the numbers but at the end of the day, what we do has a direct and immediate affect on a child’s life.

Your IMPACT by the Numbers

Fiscal Year 2016.


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  • 668 Children Fed Weekly and Across all School Breaks

  • 30 NHC Schools Served

  • 20,873 Nutritious Backpacks Distributed

  • 422,794 Healthy Meals Distributed

  • 254,559 Pounds of Food Distributed

  • 4,216 Pounds of Fresh Produce Distributed

  • 1,983 School Break Boxes Distributed

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    1,380 Monthly Food Boxes Distributed

Your impact.Their words

This past year we conducted anonymous surveys to get feedback from the children on our program, their parents, and school personnel. Here is what they had to say:

How Our Kids Feel

  • 96% like receiving the bag each week
  • 94% like most of the food in the bag
  • 96% feel happy, excited, or proud when they receive 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

  • 100% report that the NourishNC has improved their child’s health.
  • 96% report that the NourishNC has helped their child do better in school.
  • 84% report that it would be difficult to feed their child over the weekend without NourishNC.

“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.”

“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.”

“You have made a huge difference in my son’s life.”

What NHC School Family Counselors & Social Workers Report

  • 92% believe the Backpack Program is effective, very effective or extremely effective
  • 85% believe that students (K-5) are not embarrassed by being on the program
  • School personnel reported the following improvements in our children’s well-being, by category (multiple answers were allowed):
    • Increased Alertness, (36%)
    • Improved Behavior (36%),
    • Improved Attendance (36%)
    • Improved Health (29%)
    • Increased Academic Performance (21%)
    • Increased Energy Level (21%)

“We are able to see energy levels, alertness, behavior and academics improve within the school setting…Helping families improves relationships with the school, which does impact attendance.”

“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. To many of our children it is always on their minds.”

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

The Real World Impact

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