Make the world a better place by helping Nourish remove barriers to physical and economic access, resource information, and education between low-income families and fresh, seasonal, local food.
Champion local food and sustainable farming practices by helping Nourish support local farmers through local food purchases, farm-to-table tours, and good-food education.
Advocate for fresh, seasonal, local produce in our community and schools.
Sponsor one week of snacks featuring seasonal, local food and good food education for 300 children at local schools and community centers.
Plant a seed for change either in the Educational Urban Garden or in the form of education.
Nourish sets itself apart from other food programs by providing good-food education with every program and event that we offer. Good-food education includes growing, harvesting, cooking, planning, shopping, and health benefit information, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences.
The Nourish Farm to Table Tour is the first of its kind; providing three interlinking experiences of harvesting, preparing and sharing local farm fresh meals with struggling families all in one afternoon.
In NOURISH's first season, the tour scored a 4.8 out of 5 in satisfaction, both among volunteers and the homeless.
With Nourish, Sheboygan's homeless prepare fresh local snacks (carrots, snap peas, apples, etc.) for low income kids at local Boys and Girls Clubs; thus "paying it forward" to others in need.
In summer, when children's need is the greatest because there are no free school lunches, Nourish plans to expand beyond fresh local fruit and vegetable snacks to full meals at the Boys & Girls Club Stayer Center.
Food is a great venue for bringing people together and practicing social skills.
Carol and several friends started NOURISH so struggling families could access and learn about fresher, better food; thus improving their outlook and health.
Nourish leverages underutilized resources – farmers with extra fruits and vegetables, shelter kitchens not in use.
Sheboygan County unemployment doubled this past year, homeless shelters like Salvation Army have been filled to capacity, and an estimated 50% of our children are now at risk for hunger.
A unique hands-on volunteer afternoon where you'll learn about sustainable farming practices, harvest local produce and prepare and share meals.
The Healthy Summer Lunch and Snack Attack programs give kids a chance to try fresh, local produce.
Spend a morning at the Farmer’s Market handing out samples of delicious recipes made by a local restaurant.
Teams learn about sustainable agriculture while harvesting vegetables for the evening's dinner.