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. 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, where the original NC team also formed the Carolina Hunger Initiative.
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.