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For weeks now, NourishNC has been planning, procuring, and preparing to respond to the possibility of schools in New Hanover County closing due to COVID-19.
First and foremost, we have notified our partners in the schools that we are here to help them and their students in any way that they need us. Secondly, we will heed the advice of local leaders, school administrators, and public health officials. In the event of school closure, NourishNC is ready and able to assist the 1,245 food insecure children currently on the Backpack Program. Just like in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we will also strive to provide food to un-enrolled families, community outreach events, and to our network of partner organizations for distribution.
𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗻:
–Developing food distribution techniques such as drive-thru’s and online scheduling that create “social distancing”
–Promoting a culture of hand washing, sanitizing equipment, following CDC guidelines, etc.
–Procuring the supplies needed for NourishNC to effectively respond
–Working with our partners to further develop our infrastructure and capabilities
–NourishNC team members have attended multiple COVID related trainings and continue to learn from past After Action Reviews
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽?
–You can securely donate online or mail checks to PO Box 3235 Wilmington, NC 28406 (https://nourishnc.org/donate/)
–You can drop off donated food at our warehouse located at 601 Greenfield St. Monday-Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-3.
–You can mail us food from our Amazon Wishlist (https://tinyurl.com/sykcghx) Please ship food to 601 Greenfield Street, 28401
–Watch our Facebook page for volunteer opportunities, Most Wanted food updates, and other ways you can help. (https://tinyurl.com/y67ghcgf)
–Volunteers are asked to stay home if they are feeling ill, wash their hands upon arriving at NourishNC and to practice social distancing.
We will continue to monitor this fluid situation and respond accordingly. In times like this we always defer to our Core Values to guide us. Thank you for your support of NourishNC and the children that we serve. We cannot do it without you!
You can read the full statement from Executive Director, Steve McCrossan here: https://nourishnc.org/nourishnc-prepares-for-covid-19-resp…/