SummerPalooza! Planning Summits 2018

Register today for the 2018 SummerPalooza! Summits hosted by the NC Department of Public Instruction:

  • Hickory - Tuesday, October 30
    Hickory Metro Convention Center
    1960 13th Avenue Dr. SE # A
    Hickory NC 28602
  • Raleigh - Thursday, November 1
    McKimmon Center
    1101 Gorman Street
    Raleigh NC 27606
  • Greenville - Wednesday, November 14
    Eastern Area Health Education Center
    2600 W, Arlington Blvd
    Greenville NC 27834
  • Raleigh - Friday, November 16
    JC Roulston Arboretum
    4415 Beryl Rd
    Raleigh NC 27606

SummerPalooza! Summits are day-long celebrations and planning events developed to increase participation in and expand awareness of North Carolina’s Summer Nutrition Programs for children. This year's theme "Strength in Numbers" represents a focus on collaboration between diverse partners to create more sustainable and successful summer programs.

All private nonprofits, public organizations, and advocates interested in eliminating summer hunger for children are invited to participate in the 5th annual SummerPalooza! Summits!

Pre-registration is required, and space is limited, so register now! There is no conference fee and lunch will be provided. Additional details will be provided with the registration confirmation email.

Take a look at the agendas and materials from last year's summits to get an idea of what to expect.

And be sure to get in your applications for the 2018 Summer Nutrition Champion Awards before the Friday, September 14 deadline.

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