FOUNDED IN 2003, NOURISH INTERNATIONAL CONTINUES TO GROW. TODAY WE HAVE 60 CAMPUS CHAPTERS AND OVER 800 STUDENTS INVOLVED.

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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 International’s 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 twenty campuses after the inaugural Summer Institute training conference is held in Chapel Hill, NC. Nourish wins the N.C. Peace Prize that recognizes a non-profit agency in the Tarheel state which promotes peace and cross-cultural understanding and shares the “helping others to help themselves” ideology of the Peace  Corps.

2010:

Nourish International continues to invest in each chapter’s ventures and projects, seeing an increase in the number of communities we work with each summer. Our accomplishments are recognized by the UN, Huffington Post and TEDxRaleigh.

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 celebrates 10 years of Hunger Lunch and expands the network to 45 campuses.

2014:

Nourish International expands the network to 60 campuses including five High School Chapters and our first Chapter in Canada. Our work is recognized by the Millennium Campus Network.

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