NC School Meals Profiles (by District)

Using data from meal claims submitted to the NC Department of Public Instruction, the Carolina Hunger Initiative creates local profile sheets providing an overview of child nutrition programs and showing how many children received meals through them in North Carolina.

The profiles provide a snapshot of the economic benefits and nutrition access challenges and are a great way to introduce yourself or others to these important taxpayer-funded programs in your area. Use the profiles with a school administrator, elected official, or community member to start a conversation about what is going well and what needs to be done to provide sustainable nutrition access for children in your district or county. The profiles can help reveal gaps in efforts to fight hunger and provide context for how efforts compare to the rest of the state.

For questions about the profiles, contact Dr. Jessica Soldavini, PhD, MPH, RD, LDN.

Select a district from the drop-down list in the box below to find a PDF profile of its participation federally-supported school meals programs.

These profiles were published in May 2023. They use data from October 2022, which offers a representation of the 2022-23 school year.

Also available below is a statewide version of the fact sheet.

Check out this one-page explainer on how we create the profiles and where the data comes from: