Free meals are available for children and teens at many locations throughout NC while school is out for summer.
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“As Governor and First Lady, we want students across North Carolina to begin their day with the fuel they need to learn and grow.”


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.

Learn more about No Kid Hungry NC.

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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.

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

“Just Feed The Kids.” — No Kid Hungry NC Highlights Importance Of School Meals

EdNC by Analisa Sorrells | February 18, 2019 “Think about a kid’s day,” said Tabari Wallace, the 2018 NC Principal of the Year. Describing a typical day for a student at his school, West Craven High, Wallace continued: “My students’ days start at 4:00, 4:30. My children get on the bus, they ride 90 minutes to school … then […]

New Hanover County Schools’ Child Nutrition Division Earned Two Awards

Star News Online New Hanover County Schools’ Child Nutrition Division has earned two awards for the summer food service program, the 2018 Going the Distance in Innovation Award and the 2018 Superior Site Award. “Our judges were very impressed with your applications, and we were thrilled to hear about the best practices you implemented in […]

In Gaston County, ‘Children Can’t Learn If They’re Hungry’

Gaston Gazette Gaston’s public school system has received a state grant that aims to have more students eating breakfast at school. Elementary, middle and high schools in Gaston County serve daily breakfast items of assorted fresh fruit and cereal, along with offerings including milk, sausage biscuit, cereal, French toast, Belgian waffle and scrambled eggs. School […]

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