INTERNATIONAL AID Local nonprofit
reaches all corners
of the world
Full Belly Project founder
Jock Brandis, left,
troubleshoots one of his
soap presses on a Saturday
in September with
volunteer Michael Zalob.
Their goal is to end hunger in impoverished communities by creating time- and labor-saving
products that allow people in developing nations a chance for sustainability and
“We’re coming up with simple solutions to big problems,” says Amanda Coulter, execu-tive
director of the Full Belly Project.
Coulter, a Wilmington native, learned from her global affairs studies that using a “bot-tom-
up” approach to aid is the most effective way to improve a community. She started
volunteering with the organization in 2016 before she became the executive director.
Coulter is one of three staff members at Full Belly, along with Megan Marchant, the
part-time assistant, and tinkerer/inventor/founder Jock Brandis.