Free meals are available for children and teens at many locations throughout NC while school is out for summer.
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Find Free Summer Meals for Kids with Governor and First Lady Cooper

“As Governor and First Lady, we want students across North Carolina to begin their day with the fuel they need to learn and grow.”

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Nutrition Education in NC

Learn more about the Nutrition Education work being done in the state by No Kid Hungry NC, Share Our Strength, and other organizations.


No Kid Hungry NC

We’re working to end child hunger by connecting kids to effective but under-utilized nutrition programs like school breakfast, summer meals, and afterschool meals.

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See Breakfast After the Bell in Action

Principals: Innovative Breakfast WORKS

School principals across North Carolina see the benefits of Breakfast in the Classroom and other innovative service models every day.

Nutrition in the Turnaround School

At Hampton Elementary University Partnership Magnet, the academic turnaround has been successful. But the other turnarounds had to come first.

First Lady of NC at Breakfast in Durham

Watch Principal Aisha Howard and First Lady of North Carolina Kristen Cooper discuss the benefits of Breakfast in the Classroom.

Latest News

Duke Raleigh Hospital Offers Free Meals For Children This Summer

WTVD Duke Raleigh Hospital is serving free meals to children 18 and under now through August 25. Children can visit the main hospital’s first floor café Monday through Friday to receive free breakfast and lunch, just by asking for the “Summer Meal Deal.” Andre Parker, a food production cook at Duke Raleigh Hospital, said getting to serve […]

Six NC Summer Meal Sponsors Win Silver USDA Turnip The Beet Awards

USDA The US Department of Agriculture has announced the third annual Turnip the Beet awardees. These awards recognize outstanding summer meal program sponsors who distinguished themselves with high quality meals that are appetizing, appealing, and wholesome. Six summer meal sponsors from North Carolina were recognized with a silver-level award: Brigade Boys and Girls Club Campus […]

Atrium Health Expands ‘Kids Eat Free’ Program

WCNC Not every kid dances for joy on the last day of school. “For a lot of kids in our area, it’s not such a happy time.” Thousands of people living in Mecklenburg County are food insecure — which means they do not have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. When school lets out, food […]

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