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David and Nicole Tepper Foundation Makes Important Donation to Charlotte Nonprofit ‘Nourish Up’

By meerna Jun12,2024

CHARLOTTE — The David and Nicole Tepper Foundation is lending a huge helping hand to those struggling with food insecurity in Mecklenburg County. The two organizations announced Tuesday that the owners of the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte FC have made a $3 million donation through their foundation to Nourish Up (formerly Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays).

Nourish Up is a nonprofit organization that has been joining the fight to end food insecurity in Charlotte-Mecklenburg for almost 50 years. This is the biggest gift in the history of Nourish Up.

“We are honored that Nicole and Dave have chosen to invest in and support the individuals and families we serve,” says Tina Postel, CEO of Nourish Up. “At Nourish Up, we will continue to ensure that all of our neighbors have access to healthy food.”

The donation is intended to fund the new Nourish Up Hunger Center, a 90,000-square-foot facility scheduled to open June 21 in the heart of Charlotte with the hope of providing unparalleled resources to a community struggling with food and nutrition insecurity.

“(Food insecurity) has always been one of the key pillars of our foundation,” Nicole Tepper said Tuesday during a visit to the Hunger Hub. “This has long been a problem across the country, and it’s a big problem here in Charlotte. Seeing the impact and fear associated with working at Nourish Up, we are proud to partner with them to keep our neighbors fed and fight food insecurity in Mecklenburg County.

In addition to this latest donation to Nourish Up, the David and Nicole Tepper Foundation remains committed to combating food insecurity in the Carolinas, donating more than $6.4 million to food banks and affiliated agencies since 2018.

The Hunger Hub is located in the Thomasboro-Hoskins neighborhood on Carrier Drive, allowing Nourish Up to directly and effectively serve many people in the area by providing additional resources to directly combat food insecurity. With the 90,000-square-foot Hunger Hub facility, Nourish Up will expand its capacity and provide volunteers and employees with even greater opportunities to deliver groceries and meals, both through pantries and home delivery – all in addition to the organization serve as the primary Meals on Wheels Program for Mecklenburg County.

By meerna

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