Meals for Kids in North Carolina During COVID-19



This section is about meal programs for kids in NC while schools are operating differently because of the COVID-19 outbreak. It will continue to be updated as information becomes available.

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. The free meals for kids that can be found with the tools below are being provided by school districts and community partners through federally-assisted USDA child nutrition programs -- managed in our state by the NC Department of Public Instruction -- that normally operate in the summer to keep kids in need healthy while school is out.

Additional food resources can be found by finding your area food bank or food pantry.


1. Text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 to receive a text with the three drive-thru or pick up sites with meals for kids closest to you.

2. CLICK HERE to use the map with meal sites across the state.

3. Check your local school district's website, social media, and other communications for the most up-to-date information. Don't forget: Contact sites to verify information.

Note: Most site information is only available late May through August.

COVID-19 Response: Find Meals for Kids

Find meals near you:

Don't forget:

  • Contact sites to verify information
  • Check school, district, or organization's website, social media, and other communications for the most up-to-date information

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