NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference

SAVE THE DATE! The 2024 NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 in Chapel Hill. Stay tuned for registration details.

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2024 NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference

Anyone interested in nutrition, fighting hunger, education, or making sure kids have access to healthy food is invited. Previous conference attendees have included everyone from nutrition professionals, to principals and teachers, to food banks, to faith-based organizations, to elected officials, to advocates and community leaders.

The conference is hosted by Carolina Hunger Initiative, a part of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The conference was started by No Kid Hungry NC, which is a partnership between UNC and Share Our Strength supported by the same team as Carolina Hunger Initiative.

The conference is a day of celebration and inspiration. Attendees will have a chance to connect with other child hunger leaders from across the state, learn about new strategies and success stories, and leave reenergized to continue the fight against child hunger.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC

All kids need healthy food to thrive. 1 in 6 children in North Carolina face hunger. More than 60% of public school students in North Carolina qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. (That’s about 900,000 kids.) Increasing access to healthy food for kids has been linked to better academic performance and better social-emotional outcomes. Let’s end child hunger in our state.

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Here’s what attendees at previous years of the conference had to say:

“It was one of the most exhilarating conferences I have attended.”

“This was very beneficial to have administrators and teachers attend so that we can work hand in hand.”

“The location was great, the involvement was great, and the food throughout the day was an added bonus.”

“Wonderful networking opportunities.”

“It felt very warm to know that we are part of a big cause, and this is something that we will pass to our kids and families.”

“This is the best opportunity we have had all year for an extended session of sharing ideas, collaborations, and strategies.”

“It’s always encouraging and gives hope for our children.”