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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The NC School Breakfast Challenge

Feed more kids by changing how breakfast is served.

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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

Survey: Hunger, Class Size Hindering Many NC Students’ Needs

WUNC – North Carolina Public Radio By LISA PHILIP • JUN 11, 2018 More North Carolina teachers have responded to a working conditions survey than ever before. The results reveal 40 percent of participants don’t believe class sizes are conducive to meeting the needs of all students. …The survey showed nearly half of North Carolina […]

Healthcare and Community Partners Come Together to Build New Tool for a Healthier North Carolina

No Kid Hungry NC, an initiative of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, is excited to be part of a new public-private partnership coming together to support the North Carolina Resource Platform. Read the press release below from The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI), then visit the FHLI site for more […]

USDA Turnip the Beet Awards Recognize 13 NC Summer Meals Sponsors

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has recognized 13 summer meal sponsors in North Carolina with the 2017 Turnip the Beet Award. FNS launched Turnip the Beet in 2016 and continued the award program for a second year in 2017. The award program recognizes Summer Meal Programs’ sponsors who are working hard to […]

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