An extract on #nourish
Nourish International currently has 60 chapters on college campuses. Through these chapters, Nourish has established a network of 800 students and 900 alumni. During the 2013-2014 school year, Nourish Ventures earned over $144,171 in profits. Since 2003, they have had 622 Nourish Project Interns work with international partnering organizations during the summer. During the Summer of 2014, they have estimated that Nourish Project Interns gave 36,051 hours of their time to partnering organizations in 28 communities across 12 countries.
2003: Sindhura Citineni and a group of students found Hunger Lunch at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Students sell rice, beans and cornbread on a weekly basis and use their profits to fund Nourish Internationals first project: a nutrition initiative in Hyderabad, India.
2005: The Hunger Lunch Team places second in the Carolina Challenge, a business plan competition at UNC-CH. They decide that they want to take Hunger Lunch to other schools and change the name to Nourish International.
2006: Nourish International incorporates as a 501(c)3 non-profit and expansion begins. The first additional campuses include Duke , N.C. State and University of Michigan.
2008: The network of Nourish Chapters extends to two-dozen campuses after the inaugural Summer Institute training conference is held in Chapel Hill, NC. Nourish wins the N.C. Peace Prize.
2010: Nourish International continues to invest in each chapters ventures and projects.
2012: Nourish International welcomes the 2012-2013 Chapter Founders and expands the network to 29 campuses. Students continue to bridge the distance between communities and resources.
2013: Nourish International expands the network to 45 campuses.
2014: Nourish International expands to 55 campuses and 5 high schools, with a total of 60 chapters in the US and Canada.
In September 2010, Nourishing USA was featured on NBC San Diego at the Classy Awards, named the nationwide Charity of the Year.
In October 2010, FedEx partnered with Nourishing USA as the official sponsor of environmentally friendly shipping for all the anti-hunger advocacy kits mailed in 2010 and 2011. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp uses it gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles from Azure Dynamics Corporation to deliver the kits. Most of the new FedEx gasoline-electric vehicles are in service at a Bronx, N.Y., station, making it the first FedEx all-hybrid facility with about 100 trucks.
In September 2010, the organization name was changed from Nourishing NYC to Nourishing USA. The new name conveys the missionproviding nutrition for alland will be supported through expansive public outreach campaigns that will raise awareness and create action to stop malnourishment in low-income America.
In August 2009, Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) announced that Nourishing USA had been chosen as Client for the Biennial Design Ideas Competition Program. The Harlem Edge/Cultivating Connections competition explored the redevelopment of the decommissioned Department of Sanitation marine transfer station located in the Hudson River at 135th Street. The site offered the opportunity to engage the local Harlem community with the waterfront, and echoes recent efforts by New York City to reclaim the waterfront for non-industrial use, as included Department of City Planning in its Vision 2020, the Comprehensive Waterfront Action Plan for New York City.