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 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 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.