About Us

No Kid Hungry North Carolina was formed in 2011 in partnership with state leaders and the national No Kid Hungry campaign, which is a program of the nonprofit organization Share Our Strength. Lou Anne Crumpler, Tamara Baker, and Helen Roberts were the original core team.

We collectively connect kids in need with nutritious food and teach their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority.

In 2014, No Kid Hungry NC became an initiative based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The Carolina Hunger Initiative is also based at UNC, and includes the original core team members of NKH NC.

We’re working to end child hunger by connecting kids to effective but under-utilized federal nutrition programs like school breakfast, summer meals, and afterschool meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions that break down the barriers that keep kids from healthy food.

No Kid Hungry NC does not provide food directly to kids. We support those who do through grant funding for innovative programs, marketing tools, technical assistance, and much more.

Helen Roberts, Lou Anne Crumpler, and Tamara Baker with WRAL News Anchor and NKH NC friend Gerald Owens at the 2017 NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference.


Our NC-based team:

  • Helen Roberts, School Outreach Educator, School Breakfast Program Manager
  • Andrew Harrell, Communications and Program Manager
  • Jessica Soldavini, Assistant Professor, PhD, MPH, RD, LDN
    Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health
    Research Specialist, No Kid Hungry NC

Contact us here.