Meals for Students During School Reopenings

UPDATE: USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through Dec. 31, 2020

Check your school or district’s website, social media, and direct communications for the latest information on where to find meals and how this might change meal service for your children.

Thank you to USDA for making this decision that benefits all children and school nutrition staff in NC. And thank you to the school nutrition team at the NC Department of Public Instruction and the many other NC organizations that were early and fierce advocates for this extension.

No Kid Hungry North Carolina, a partnership between Share Our Strength and the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, is working in collaboration with the Carolina Hunger Initiative, a new project at UNC. The Carolina Hunger Initiative is exploring innovative approaches to support our state's food systems during the unprecedented COVID-19 emergency. Learn more here.

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.

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