For a wonderful Sip + Shop event last month! We had a great get-together just before the holidays, and we are so glad we got to see so many Full Belly supporters at the event! We loved joining force with Swahili Coast to fundraise for our causes! As you know, we help give tools to people in developing nations, and Swahili Coast sells items also made by people in developing countries! Proceeds from the event were donated to Full Belly, as well as 20% through Christmas! Check out this article to read more about the event.
We are excited to announce info for our 2019 Full Belly FeastGala!
This year we will have our gala on May 11th, 2019 from 7-9pm at The Terraces on Sir Tyler. Tickets are now available for purchase!
We have carefully selected this year’s theme to reflect the ingenuity and camaraderie of the World’s Fair, an age-old, international exhibition designed to bring the world together and share innovations, advancements, and ingenuity from around the world.
Check out the event page on our website to buy a ticket and stay tuned with updates on catering, entertainment, and more!
The Full Belly Project will be participating as a featured nonprofit in the Wilmington Coffee Crawl on Saturday, January 26th!
Tickets are $10 to participate, but those proceeds go to the four sponsored nonprofits, like us! We will have a booth at Waterline Brewery, which will be the last stop on the tour! So make sure to come by between 12-6 to enjoy coffee samples from seven different coffee shops around Wilmington and stop by our table to chat about Full Belly on the last stop! If the caffeine doesn't get you jazzed up enough, chatting with us surely will! See you there!
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation recently awarded $31,000 to the Full Belly Project to implement our Advancing Food Security and Livelihoods through Aflatoxin Alleviation (AFLAA) program in the southern African country of Zambia! In our work over the last four years with the Chipata District Farmers’ Association (CDFA), we've found that aflatoxin is a contributor to both hunger and poverty in this region!
We are so happy to share news of this grant, and we are already working to put it to good use in Zambia!
We have officially launched the newest page on our website, "Managing Aflatoxin." We are so excited to share with you all the hard work put into this program, and we are very hopeful this initiative can make a big difference. Aflatoxin is a deadly food contaminant that, when ingested, often leads to liver cancer or stunted child development. With our 5-Step plan for prevention, reduction, and management, as well as our Aflascreen Program that tracks and protects shipments of food in the global market, we are confident that we can help so many communities around the world. Check out the new page by following the link below!
A documentary about Jock Brandis, the founder and current Director of Research and Development of the Full Belly Project, made its grand television debut on KCET for our friends over on the West Coast! This documentary covered several impactful moments in Full Belly’s recent history, and the ways in which Jock uses creativity, ingenuity, and the resources of Full Belly to make meaningful differences in the world. We are so thankful and proud of the hard work that was put into making this documentary, and we hope everyone enjoyed seeing it!
For our friends and supporters who were unable to see it, please follow the link below to watch it online! It’s totally worth it!
Just before our successful Full Belly Feast Gala this past March, our very own Executive Director, Amanda Coulter, was interviewed by WILMA, a local news organization that showcases the successful and inspiring women in our community. Amanda is an extremely vital member of the Full Belly Staff, and her leadership, creativity, and passion continue to push Full Belly towards an even brighter future.
“The Feast is one part Full Belly reunion, one part celebration of our work and one part information session on what we do, as old friends, supporters and volunteers come to catch up with us, while new friends come to learn more,” said Jock Brandis, director of R&D and founder of The Full Belly Project. “This year, we’re giving everyone the Hollywood treatment, and did I mention it’s all for a good cause?”
"TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 16TH ANNUAL FULL BELLY FEAST GALA
“This year, we’re giving everyone the Hollywood treatment, and did I mention it’s all for a good cause?” said Jock Brandis, Director of Research and Development."
Join us for a dodge ball tournament with proceeds benefiting our project with the Hoggard Beta Club!!
Date: Friday, Feb. 23rd from 6-10 pm
Location: Hoggard High School
$5 entry fee, with teams of 6!!