9th Annual
NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference



  • Jeremy Everett, Founder and Executive Director, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
  • A performance by Paperhand Puppet Intervention theater company
  • An original poem by NC Poet Laureate Jacki Shelton Green
  • The NC Child Hunger Hero Awards, featuring emcee Gerald Owens (WRAL-TV News Anchor)
  • Kristin Cooper, First Lady of North Carolina, Office of the Governor
  • 2019 NC Teacher of the Year Mariah Morris (Moore County Schools)
  • 2019 NC Principal of the Year Matthew Bristow-Smith (Edgecombe County Public Schools)
  • Georgina Dukes, Project Manager, NCCARE360
  • Cory Jackson, Director of Nutrition Services, YMCA of Western NC, and national 2019 NKH Afterschool Meals Champion
  • And much, much more!


The 9th annual NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference, featuring stories from educators, nutrition professionals, elected and appointed officials, community leaders, and others who are working daily to feed kids.


There are almost one million kids in our state who need access to these federally-supported meal programs at school during breakfast and lunch, and after school and in the summer months.

If you are currently engaged in the work of feeding kids — or want to be — THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
8:00 am to 4:00 pm


The UNC Friday Center in Chapel Hill
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE by the deadline of Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

The $40 registration fee includes all conference sessions and materials, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and parking.


The NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference is presented by No Kid Hungry North Carolina, a partnership launched in 2011 with the national nonprofit Share Our Strength and state leaders to connect children with federal nutrition programs. No Kid Hungry NC became a part of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in 2014.

Our mission is to end child hunger by increasing access to federally reimbursed child nutrition programs, including school breakfast, summer meals, and afterschool meals.

Returning conference partners include the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, the NC Department of Public Instruction, the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and the NC Institute for Public Health. More information on conference partners and sponsors is forthcoming.


Find videos, slides, handouts, and more from previous conferences: